Vision with Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes and occurs when there is damage to the back of the eye (retina).

According to the NHS, 1,280 new cases of blindness are caused by diabetic retinopathy each year in England. In the wider UK, 4,200 more people are thought to be at risk of retinopathy-related vision loss.

*NHS: National Health Service In England

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American adults.

It is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina. In some people with diabetic retinopathy, blood vessels may swell and leak fluid.

In other people, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. A healthy retina is necessary for good vision. Read More About Diabetic Retinopathy.

 

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Dr. David Lim provides regulatory consulting services for medical products regulated by the US FDA, an Agency under the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

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