Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy

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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Carol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology

Current as ofDecember 7, 2017

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