Diabetic Retinopathy

People with diabetes can have an eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. This is when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. These blood vessels can swell and leak. Or they can close, stopping blood from passing through. Sometimes abnormal new blood vessels grow on the retina. All of these changes can steal your vision.

Causes of diabetic retinopathy -

Diabetic retinopathy is caused by prolonged high blood glucose levels. Over time, high sugar glucose levels can weaken and damage the small blood vessels within the retina.

Important Facts

  • Early diagnosis and treatment with Laser photocoagulation can prevent vision Loss in Diabetic Retinopathy

  • All patients of Diabetes need to get an Eye examined at least once a year

  • Diabetic Retinopathy can occur inspite of a normal blood sugar level in Diabetics.

  • Diabetic Retinopathy may be treated by one laser photo coagulation, intravitreal injections.