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by Regina Fancy (2020-03-26)

Retinopathy: does not usually occur until StrictionD Review diabetes has been present for more than five years will be obvious in almost everyone who has diabetes for more than twenty years is usually evident when type 2 is diagnosed due to the delay in diagnosis of type 2 diabetes Why does diabetes affect your eyes? Current research indicates that the excess blood sugar directly damages your eyes, mostly by affecting the lining of blood vessels carrying blood to the retina, which is the light-sensitive layer of tissues at the back of your eyes. The damage to these vessels appears to be directly related to how high your blood sugar is and for how long. Symptoms: In the early stages of diabetes eye disease, there are no symptoms which is why you need to have a thorough eye examination every twelve months. As eye damage progresses you may notice: poor night vision\ vision loss blurred visio spots or floaters in your visio shadows or missing vision areas Diabetic retinopathy can happen to anyone who has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and who: has poor blood sugar control has high blood pressure has high cholesterol levels who smokes (smoking damages blood vessels and diabetes eye disease is a blood vessel problem; smoking aggravates the problem) Early detection is your best protection... it is important to have frequent eye examinations. This way, eye disease can be detected before it affects your vision permanently.Is there an effective treatment available for diabetic retinopathy?