Diabetic retinopathy is a disease of the retina, the thin tissue that lines the back of the eye. The condition is a complication of diabetes. It is related to long-term high blood sugar levels. Over time, this leads to changes in blood vessels that interfere with oxygen delivery to the cells in the retina.
Current as of:
August 31, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Donald Sproule MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Carol L. Karp MD - Ophthalmology
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Donald Sproule MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Carol L. Karp MD - Ophthalmology