Diabetic Retinopathy

 | 112 pages
$16.95 (paper)
$11.99 (EPUB & PDF)

Preface by Andrée Boucher, M.D.

Second edition entirely revised and updated

"Understand the Disease and Its Treatment" series

Approximately 2.4 million Canadians suffer from diabetes and are likely to develop diabetic retinopathy. This disease of the retina caused by diabetes affects 99 percent of people with type 1 diabetes and 60 percent of those with type 2 diabetes in the first 20 years after the onset of diabetes. Early detection has thus become a major issue in the fight against diabetic retinopathy, especially since very effective treatments are available that can not only slow progression of the disease but also even restore lost vision.

Written in simple and clear language, by doctors specializing in eye disorders, this book covers all aspects of the disease and provides important information for those who have diabetic retinopathy and people close to them.

Diabetic Retinopathy in 25 questions

Doctors answer the most frequently asked questions

  1. Understanding diabetic retinopathy
    • What is diabetic retinopathy?
    • How the eye and the retina work
    • How we see
  2. Forms and symptoms of diabetic retinopathy
    • Nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy
    • Proliferative diabetic retinopathy
    • One person’s story
  3. Causes and risk factors
    • Cause of diabetic retinopathy
    • Risk factors
    • One person’s story
  4. Diagnosis
    • Early detection
    • Comprehensive eye examination
    • Fundus photography
    • Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
    • Fluorescein angiography
    • Ultrasound
    • One person’s story
  5. Prevention and treatment
    • Preventing or slowing the progression of diabetic retinopathy
    • Treating diabetic retinopathy
    • One person’s story
  6. Living with diabetic retinopathy
    • Low vision rehabilitation
    • Vision aids and other useful products
    • Adapting the home
    • Adapting the workplace
    • Getting around
    • Help from family and friends
    • Specialized psychosocial services
    • One person’s story
  7. Treatments of the future
    • Future drugs
    • Future antiangiogenic therapies
    • Gene therapy
    • Stem cell transplantation
  8. Useful addresses