DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

Diabetic equipment: glucometer with blood sugar test strip inserted

DEFINITION


Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes. It triggers an increase in permeability of the blood vessels of the retina, which subsequently cause hemorrhages and exudates.

You should know that Bellevue clinics have all the latest technologies available to diagnose and monitor diabetic retinopathy cases.

SYMPTOMS


  • Blurred vision
  • Spots or dark strings floating in your vision (floaters)
  • Double vision
  • Loss of visual acuity
  • Difference in colour perception

RISK FACTORS


  • Hyperglycemia
  • Type of diabetes
  • Ethnicity
  • Tobacco
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol

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