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Diabetic retinopathy, or weak blood vessels of the eye, is a concern for diabetic patients.Read more...
Glaucoma occurs due to pressure on nerves of the eye and may cause vision loss.Read more...
Diabetic retinopathy affects the blood vessels of the retina of the eye, causing them to be weak and leaky. This can lead to hemorrhaging, swelling (edema), oxygen deprivation, and abnormal vessel growth. Blurred vision, floaters in the vision from internal bleeding, and even loss of vision to the point of total blindness are potential risks, if left untreated.
Early retinal abnormalities may not be noticed by the patient, as they are painless. However, these vascular changes in the retina are readily visible to the ophthalmologist during the course of your eye exam. If you have retinopathy, your opthalmologist will grade its severity, and may recommend treatment if it has reached well established criteria. Normally the treatment consists of laser (light) therapy to leaky vessels, closing them, or a more extensive laser treatment for abnormal vessels to prevent hemorrhaging. Laser therapy for retinopathy is one of the most effective treatments in all of medicine.
As the best outcomes come from early detection, a regular schedule of retinal exams will be recommended, at least yearly as suggested by both the American Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons as well as the American Diabetic Association.
National Eye Institute Page on Diabetic Eye Disease