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Diagnosis and Care for Diabetic Retinopathy

If you have diabetes, you are at risk for developing diabetic retinopathy. This eye disease occurs when your blood sugar levels spike and damage the blood vessels located in the retina. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can eventually lead to blindness. If you have diabetes, you need to be screened for diabetic retinopathy. Then, if you are diagnosed with it, you should begin treatment immediately to preserve your vision.