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What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

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Diabetic retinopathy is caused by complications in diabetic patients when high blood sugar levels damage the back of the eye or retina. If it is left undiagnosed and untreated it can cause blindness, so it is important to be aware of the condition if you are diabetic. The condition affects 80% of people who have had diabetes for 20 years or more and the longer a patient has diabetes the higher the risk of developing diabetic retinopathy.

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