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Signs of diabetic retinopathy Images taken from Clark M, Kumar P. 2009 Kumar &Clark’s Clinical Medicine 7/e Saunders

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Diabetic retinopathy is the most common type of diabetic eye disease. Risk of developing this disease goes up the longer a person has diabetes. Learn more by clicking over to this infographic from an eye doctor in Thorndale.

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common type of diabetic eye disease. Risk of developing this disease goes up the longer a person has diabetes. Learn more by clicking over to this infographic from an eye doctor in Thorndale.

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Long-Term Damage to Eyes Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the tiny blood vessels within the retina of the eye due to high blood sugar levels over time. This can cause progressive and permanent vision loss. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of new blindness in people between 20 and 74. This image shows pools of blood, or hemorrhages, in the retina. Food can either contribute to longevity, or it can be the slowest form of poison. Just don't eat that piece of cake.

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Diabetic Eye Disease Rates Increase Among U.S. Population | Diabetes affects nearly 26 million people in the United States. In addition, another 79 million people are estimated to have pre-diabetes, a condition that puts people at increased risk for diabetes. All people with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2, are at risk for diabetic eye disease, a leading cause of vision loss and blindness.

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