Diabetic Retinopathy

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy

In diabetic retinopathy, chronically elevated blood sugar levels interfere with circulatory function in the retina, causing small blood vessels to swell and rupture. This results in retinal swelling and clouded vision. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among Americans between the ages of 20 and 74 years. The CDC reports that an estimated 4.1 million people are affected by retinopathy and that an additional 899,000 patients have vision-threatening retinopathy.

What Causes Diabetic Retinopathy

Risk Factors For Diabetic Retinopathy

Diagnosing Diabetic Retinopathy

Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy


Living With Diabetic Retinopathy



Medication And Treatment

Complementary and Alternative Treatment

When To Contact A Doctor

Questions For A Doctor