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Diabetic Retinopathy

 
 
     
 
 

 
 
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Keywords

Diabetic retinopathy, diabetes, photographic screening, macular edema, non-proliferative retinopathy, proliferative retinopathy, laser photocoagulation, vitrectomy, scatter photocoagulation, focal photocoagulation

Overview *

If you have diabetes, your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Over time, this can damage your eyes and lead to diabetic retinopathy. This condition is a leading cause of blindness in American adults.

Your retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye. You need a healthy retina to see clearly. Diabetic retinopathy damages the tiny blood vessels inside your retina.

You may not notice symptoms of diabetic retinopathy at first. Signs of the disorder may include:
- Blurred or double vision.
- Dark or floating spots.
- Pain or pressure in one or both of your eyes.
- Rings, flashing lights or blank spots.
- Trouble seeing things out of the corners of your eyes.

Treatment often includes laser treatment or surgery with follow-up care. If you have diabetes, you should have a complete eye exam every year. Finding and treating problems early may save your vision.

 
 

In-Depth

Introduction | How the Eye Works
Diabetic Retinopathy | Symptoms
Diagnosis | Treatment
Summary

 
 

Multimedia

This patient education program explains diabetic retinopathy, a disease of the retina. Discussed are the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this disease.

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Last reviewed: 3/21/2007

 
     
 

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