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Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetic eye disease that involves damage to the retina. We take a look at the condition and the treatments that are available.
As diabetes becomes worse, high blood sugar levels can damage the tiny blood vessels in the retina, which can break, bleed (haemorrhage), and leak fluid. All forms of diabetic eye disease can potentially cause severe vision loss.
Diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular oedema typically have no early warning signs until they start affecting vision. Bleeding from diabetic retinopathy may cause blurred vision. As diabetic retinopathy progresses, common symptoms may include:
If you have diabetes, we can arrange a private clinical appointment for you to visit a leading consultant ophthalmologist who specialises in diabetic eye diseases. They can closely assess your condition, and advise you about the procedures that would be appropriate for you.
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