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Definition

Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the eye's retina that occurs with long-term diabetes.

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Symptoms

Most often, diabetic retinopathy has no symptoms until the damage to your eyes is severe.

Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy include:

  • Blurred vision and gradual vision loss
  • Floaters
  • Shadows or missing areas of vision
  • Difficulty seeing at nighttime

Many people with early diabetic retinopathy have no symptoms before major bleeding occurs in the eye. This is why everyone with diabetes should have regular eye exams.

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