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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is diabetic retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that causes vision loss in patients with diabetes. due to damage to the blood vessels in the retina. Your retina is a thin layer of tissue that lines the back of your eyes and responsible for turning the light signals your eyes receive into images in your brain. These damaged vessels in the retina will result in blurring of vision or even vision loss.

Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy

  • History of diabetes requiring medications

  • Poor vision

  • Blind spots or blind areas in vision

Questions your doctor may ask to check for diabetic retinopathy

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose diabetic retinopathy

  • Have you ever been treated for diabetes (including diabetes during pregnancy for women)?

  • Do you feel that your eyesight is worsening recently?

  • Do you have partial loss of vision?

Treatment for diabetic retinopathy

Treatment depends on the severity of the diabetic retinopathy. In milder cases, good control of blood sugar levels can be effective in improving vision in patients with diabetic retinopathy. Severe cases require medication injected or laser treatment to reduce the swelling and improve vision.

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