Diabetes Conference 2024

Maria F Lopes Virella speaker at 2nd Global Summit on Diabetes and Endocrinology
Maria F Lopes Virella

Emerita University of South Carolina, USA


Diabetic retinopathy is caused because of injury to the blood vessels within the tissue of tissue of retina. Poor management of glucose is one of the risk factors. The blood vessels might swell and leak fluid and abnormal development of new blood vessels on the surface of the tissue layer is seen. The related connective tissue may contract and detach from retina. Symptoms in initial stages embrace floaters, blurriness, dark areas of vision and difficulty in detecting colors. There is no cure for diabetic retinopathy however will be treated optical laser treatments and surgical removal of vitreous gel (vitrectomy) for good vision. There are four stages in diabetic retinopathy which are classified as mild, moderate and severe non-proliferative and proliferative. In the first stage, mild non-proliferative, there will be balloon-like swelling in blood vessels of the retina.


Dr. Lopes-Virella is one of most famous doctor in the Charleston, Lopes-Virella is practicing in medical field for 48 Years. Doctor Maria completed its graduation from Other in the year 1967 and was awarded with degree by the medical institute OTHER. From 48 years Dr. Maria F Lopes-Virella had been awarded by local authorities in the state SC, USA.