“Diabetic eye disease” refers to a group of eye problems that diabetics may experience as complications of their condition. These include cataracts, which develop at an earlier age among diabetics, and glaucoma, which is nearly twice as likely to afflict adult diabetics as adults without diabetes. In addition, “diabetic retinopathy” is the most common diabetic eye disease as well as the leading cause of blindness in U.S. adults. This diabetic complication involves changes in the blood vessels of the retina (the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye) that causes them to swell, leak, and grow abnormally (proliferative retinopathy). Because proliferative retinopathy can develop without symptoms (as can glaucoma and early-stage cataracts), regular eye exams are recommended for diabetics. Diabetic individuals with proliferative retinopathy can reduce their risk of blindness by 95 percent with timely treatment and appropriate follow-up care.
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