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Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment & Management

Approach Considerations Controlling diabetes and maintaining the HbA1c level in the 6-7% range are the goals in the optimal management of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. If the levels are maintained, then the progression of diabetic retinopathy is reduced substantially, according to The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial. [11] The Early Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy Study [21] has found that laser surgery for macular edema reduces the incidence of moderate visual loss (doubling of visual angle or roughly a 2-line visual loss) from 30% to 15% over a 3-year period. Two-year results from the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research network (DRCR.net) Randomized Trial Evaluating Ranibizumab Plus Prompt or Deferred Laser or Triamcinolone Plus Prompt Laser for Diabetic Macular Edema, known as the Laser-Ranibizumab-Triamcinolone for DME Study, demonstrated that ranibizumab paired with prompt or deferred focal/grid laser treatment achieved superior visual acuity and optical coherence tomography (OCT) outcomes compared with focal/grid laser treatment alone. In the ranibizumab groups, approximately 50% of eyes had substantial improvement (10 or more letters) and 30% gained 15 or Continue reading >>

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  1. hopetogetpregnant

    Hi, just wondering if you can drink if you take met. Im not trying to get pregnant right now, I'm taking 6 months off and am on birth control. I want to go out with my girlfriends tonight and I'm sure there will be some drinking involved. Has anyone drank while taking it? If so does it make you sick? My doctor didn't say anything about the affects of alcohol. Any input would be cool. Thanks

  2. lisattcbaby

    Im not sure the medical answer but ive been on metformin over 2 years and i occasionaly drink arbor mist or winecoolers with no problem! goodluck

  3. ArmyWife1153

    "Drinking alcohol while on metformin is not recommended, though not completely banned either. One may feel the effects of the liquor sooner and become intoxicated more easily. It also increases the risks of hypoglycemia. Alcohol may work with metformin to increase blood lactate levels, increasing the risk of lactic acidosis."

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