Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy is an eye disease that can be caused due to the excessive level of Diabetes. It has two stages-

  1. Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
  2. Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

 Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Impaired color vision
  • Dark or empty areas in the vision
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Impaired vision

Factors responsible Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Duration of Diabetes:  The prolonged duration of Diabetes can also influence the risk of Diabetic Retinopathy in a patient. Both type 1 and type 2 can be the reason behind it.
  • Hypertension: The blood vessels of the retina can also be damaged by high blood pressure. Thus, increasing the risk of Diabetic Retinopathy.
  • High cholesterol levels: High cholesterol levels can also be the reason for hardening and narrowing of retina blood vessels.

Prevention from Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels: Maintain your sugar levels within the standard range decided by medical science.
  • Education and support:  Stay informed about your diabetic scenario and try to maintain it in the best possible way and maintain a healthy lifestyle as well.

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