Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease caused by complications of diabetes. Diabetes causes damage to the blood vessels that nourish the retina, the seeing part of the eye. Symptoms only emerge in the later stage and include blurred vision, eye strain and headaches. Regular eye exams and good diabetes management reduce the risk of diabetic retinopathy with all people with diabetes.
Strategies for preventing or monitoring diabetic retinopathy include effective diabetes management; including better control of blood sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol. Good management will help delay the development of retinopathy and regular eye examinations; early diagnosis and treatment can usually prevent severe vision loss. It is important to have your eyes tested when diabetes is first diagnosed.
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