Diabetic retinopathy, as the name suggests,
is associated with diabetes . It is best described as damage
to the retina that occurs because of defects in or leakage
from the fine blood vessels. The vast majority of those with
early diabetic retinopathy are unaware of it. In advanced
cases, it can result in vision blurriness and distortion.
Diabetics should ensure they see their Optometrist regularly, scheduling annual eye exams. Since it is a progressive disease, with no treatment, it can cause blindness over time. Your Optometrist can provide the invaluable advice and treatment diabetics require.
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