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 ofJuly 25, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff 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