What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

It is a serious complication of diabetes that impacts vision.

  • Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in Americans under the age of 65.
  • Diabetes leads to damage of the small blood vessels in the eye. This damages the retina, which is the film in the back of the eye.
  • Diabetic retinopathy can result in vision loss and even blindness if not diagnosed and treated promptly.
  • Anyone with diabetes should receive a full dilated eye exam once a year to detect any diabetes-related changes.
  • Early detection and prompt treatment can reduce the risk of vision loss.

The doctors at Retina Associates of Florida provide the latest diagnostic and treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in their Tampa, Brandon and Lakeland offices.

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