What is Diabetic Retinopathy?
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of the eye that can affect anyone who has diabetes, regardless of the type or treatment, causing damage to the blood vessels supplying the retina – the “seeing” part of the eye.
Diabetic retinopathy generally has no obvious symptoms until it is advanced, so early detection is essential.
Annual dilated eye exams are essential to protect your eyesight as early detection is the key to successful treatment. Good glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol control can also reduce your risk of developing sight threatening complications.