Diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of blindness. Good diabetic control is important, but even with good control, it is extremely important to monitor things closely and intervene when necessary. There are many outstanding methods to detect problems early with minimal risk. Most problems can be effectively stabilized or improved. Laser surgery is a long-proven treatment that is performed in the office. Newer treatments include injections of medicines into or next to the eye. In extreme cases, vitrectomy surgery using newer modern techniques can stabilize or reverse even severe retinal detachments. The videos below describe these various topics in more detail.