Diabetic Retinopathy

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Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss in Western working-age adults. In fact, among the 1.7 million Australians who have diabetes, about one-third are estimated to have some degree of diabetic retinopathy. If left untreated, DR can result in irreversible blindness.

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Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a microvascular disorder caused by long-term diabetes, characterised by gradual vision-threatening damage to the retinal blood vessels. DR is associated with chronic hyperglycaemia and occurs when excess glucose obstructs the blood vessels in the retina, cutting off their blood supply.


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A brief but good explanation how blurred vision or blindness may occur. Good resources.
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