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From Los Angeles, California, USA:

What hospitals and/or research institutions are the best [nationally and worldwide] for treating diabetic retinopathy?


Treating diabetic retinopathy has a standard protocol that was the result of The Diabetic Retinopathy Study and The Early Treatment and Diabetic Retinopathy Study. All treating doctors and doctors-in-training follow these well established treatment protocols. You may be able to search the Internet for a list of facilities that participated in these studies.

My advice for you is to seek a board-certified retinal specialist in your area who has a practice with a large patient population of patients with diabetes. Make an appointment to evaluate your level of confidence in the doctor. If a patient has diabetic retinopathy at the level where surgical intervention is indicated time may be a more important factor then the facility.


[Editor's comment: See the American Diabetes Association's Position Statement on Diabetic Retinopathy.

You can also contact your local chapter of the American Diabetes Association for a list of specialists in your area. SS]

Original posting 1 Sep 2001
Posted to Community Resources and Complications


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