Diabetic Retinopathy

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is caused by a high sugar level in the blood due to diabetes. Over time, having so much sugar can damage your retina, which is responsible for recognising any visual signals. It detects the light and send signal to the brain through a nerve called the optic nerve.


Diabetic retinopathy doesn’t carry any symptoms or is only a mild vision problem. But it can lead to blindness. If your blood sugar is not controlled for a long time, it might be possible that people can develop diabetic retinopathy. Developing diabetes or having diabetes in a pregnant woman can increase the chance of diabetic retinopathy. but your eye doctor can give some additional advice to prevent this disease.


Diabetes retinopathy can slow or stop its progression. But there is no treatment to cure it properly. Because diabetes is a lifelong condition, retinal damage and vision loss might be possible. Regular eye checkups, controlling blood sugar and blood pressure, and recognising the early intervention of diabetic retinopathy might prevent severe vision loss.