Diabetic Retinopathy: Overview

Diabetic Retinopathy is a form of diabetic eye disease causing the small blood vessels of the retina to leak and bleed inside your eye. If you have suffered from Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes for many years, and / or you have kidney disease, then you have a far greater risk of developing Diabetic Retinopathy.

If you have difficulty making out the finer details of things whilst you are watching TV or reading because you are having trouble focussing, you have blurred, hazy and / or double vision, you have trouble seeing at night or in low light, your sight is changing often and your eyes are sensitive to glare and light, then you really need to see your Optometrist, GP or Dr Goodrich (if you have a current referral) as soon as you can, because 98% of severe vision loss if you are suffering with Diabetic Retinopathy can be prevented with early detection and treatment.