Diabetic Retinopathy

What are the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy?

There may be no symptoms or pain in the early stages of the diabetic retinopathy, and vision may not change until the disease progresses.

A condition called macular edema may occur when the macula, a part of the retina, swells from the leaking fluid and causes blurred vision. When new vessels grow on the surface of the retina, they can bleed (hemorrhage) into the eye, blocking vision.


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