Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Diabetic retinopathy occurs when the blood vessels supplying blood to the retina become affected by diabetes.
  • Mild diabetic retinopathy can be observed.
  • Severe diabetic retinopathy can lead to bleeding, retinal detachment and loss of vision.
  • Everyone with diabetes should have their eyes regularly examined.
  • Treatment for diabetic retinopathy can include laser, injections of medication into the eye and retinal surgery.