Diabetic retinopathy is one of the diseases associated with diabetes. It is the most frequent cause of new cases of blindness among adults aged 20 and over.
Diabetic Retinopathy is a deadly combination of vision loss and diabetes.
Diabetes affects the small blood vessels in the body due to inability to control glucose. This causes the tiny vessels to become leaky.
The retina -(is a thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye on the inside, It is located near the optic nerve) is affected as it contains lots of small blood vessels.
The longer the patient has had diabetes, the increase on risk of developing Diabetic retinopathy.
Fluids and blood leak from these vessels resulting in haemorrhage and swelling of the retina.
These complications can result in blindness if not treated.
See your Eye Doctor to monitor your visual status if you can Diabetes. Early detection and management is key to halt further progression and advancement of the disease. Jumay Eye Care offers Digital Eye Care to help handle and monitor the Eyes of Diabetic patients.