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Diabetic Retinopathy
 

Diabetic retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease, is when the blood vessels, which nourish the retina, swell and leak fluid or even close off completely at the back of the eye.

The patient has hazy vision or complete loss of sight when bleeding. In the disease's early stages people often don't notice changes in their vision and though there is no pain, this severe form of diabetic retinopathy requires immediate medical attention.


Treatment

The best treatment for diabetic retinopathy is to prevent it. Strict control of your blood sugar will significantly reduce the long-term risk of vision loss. Laser photocoagulation can, even in advanced stages of the disease, reduce the chance that a patient will have severe visual loss. However, laser photocoagulation cannot be used on all patients.