Diabetic retinopathy is a progressive and potentially sight-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus, primarily affecting the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. This condition develops when high blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels in the retina, leading to vision impairment and even blindness if left untreated. Diabetic retinopathy often progresses through several stages, from mild non-proliferative changes to more severe proliferative retinopathy, characterized by abnormal blood vessel growth. Early detection and timely management, including laser therapy or surgery, are crucial in preventing vision loss in individuals with diabetes. Regular eye examinations play a critical role in monitoring and managing diabetic retinopathy to safeguard long-term visual health.
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