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    Diabetic Retinopathy

    Diabetic Retinopathy

    Diabetic retinopathy

    Diabetic retinopathy is a disease of the retina, the thin tissue that lines the back of the eye. The condition is a complication of diabetes. It is related to long-term high blood sugar levels. Over time, this leads to changes in blood vessels that interfere with oxygen delivery to the cells in the retina.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Carol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology
    Last Revised February 27, 2013

    Last Revised: February 27, 2013

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Carol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology

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