Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition caused by diabetes. The blood vessels in the retina deteriorate and bleed or cause fluid to accumulate, which can lead to a loss of visual acuity and even blindness. The longer the history of diabetes, the greater the risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. It may or may not produce symptoms, so prevention consists of regular examinations of the eye fundus.
Diabetic Retinopathy explained in first person
The risk of developing diabetic retinopathy in patients who have had diabetes mellitus for more than 20 years is over 70%. It is the primary cause of blindness among adults of working age.
Monitoring your diabetes, that’s the most important thing. Everything helps, but you must monitor your diabetes.
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