as the name suggests, is associated with diabetes . It is best described
as damage to the retina that occurs because of defects in or leakage from
the fine blood vessels. The vast majority of those with early diabetic
retinopathy are unaware of it. In advanced cases, it can result in vision
blurriness and distortion.
Diabetics should ensure
they see their Optometrist regularly, scheduling annual eye exams. Because
it is a progressive disease, without treatment it can cause blindness
over time. Your Optometrist can provide the invaluable advice and treatment
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