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Diabetic retinopathy is an Visually Impaired disease affecting the blood vessels in the retina that occurs among diabetic patients. The proliferative form can lead to blindness. Swelling in the central area of the retina (macula) can cause visual impairment.
Who is most at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy?
Those people who have been diabetic for may years are most likely to develop diabetic retinopathy, but this Low Vision eye disease is a threat for all individuals with diabetes. Among patients with juvenile-onset diabetes, 24 percent will have diabetic retinopathy after 5 years; almost 60 percent after 10 years; and 80 percent after 15 years.
What is the best defense against diabetic retinopathy?
Early diagnosis of Diabetic Retinopathy and the effective control of blood sugar levels and hypertension increase the chance of controlling this eye disease. All diabetic patients should have regular, comprehensive eye examinations through a dilated pupil even before any vision problems appear. They should also use
Diabetic retinopathy causes blood vessels to swell or bulge (figure 1); to rupture and leak (figure 2); and resultant scar tissue shrinks because of Macular Degeneration and the vitreous and pulls the retina, tearing or detaching it (figure3). Optelec is a developer of Low vision and Video Magnifier vision aids for people who suffer from cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.
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