Diabetic retinopathy is an eye-related disorder of retinal blood vessels which affects adults suffering from Diabetes. All diabetics are at a risk of getting diabetic retinopathy and the risk multiplies the longer a person lives with diabetes.
Uncontrolled diabetes can affect eyes, nerves and kidneys. Individuals with diabetes are more likely to develop cataracts at a younger age and are twice as likely to develop glaucoma as are non-diabetics. However, the primary vision problem caused by diabetes is Diabetic Retinopathy which damages the blood vessels of the retina.
- Blurred, double, or distorted vision or difficulty reading.
- Floaters or spots in your vision.
- Partial or total loss of vision or a shadow or veil across your field of vision.
- Pain, pressure, or constant redness of the eye.
Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD or AMD) is a disease that causes progressive deterioration or breakdown of the eye's macula. The macula is a small area in the retina which is responsible for your central vision, allowing you to see fine details clearly.
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