Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the eye’s retina (the back part of the eye) that occurs with long-term diabetes.Retina is part of the eye that one cannot afford to lose, because the damage, most of the time is permanent. Therefore, especially for diabetic patients, they must have their eyes checked by an eye specialist at least once a year.If you see dark spots (floaters) or flashes of lights, you must have a comprehensive retina examination as it could be the early sign of retina break; which could lead to devastating retinal detachment.
Signs and symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy:
- Spots or dark strings floating in your vision (floaters)
- Blurred vision.
- Fluctuating vision.
- Impaired colour vision.
- Dark or empty areas in your vision.
- Vision loss.
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