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A 33-year-old male asked:

what is the definition or description of: diabetic eye problems?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Mostly retinopathy: Diabetes is felt to cause a number of eye issues. The main one is diabetic retinopathy. This is a thinning of retinal arterial walls with pouching out termed microaneruysms , which can lead to bleeding, edema and sometimes major dysfunction of the retina. This is why we recommend regular examination of the eyes in diabetics.
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Nicely done
Jun 11, 2017
Dr. Amitha Aravapally
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Proliferative retina: In some people diabetes can lead to blood vessels to grow and spread through out the retina called proliferative retinopathy requiring laser treatment , if left untreated can lead to blindness. Yearly eye exams are important in diabetics

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What kind of condition is diabetic eye problems?

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Retinopathy edema: Diabetic eye disease (retinopathy and macular edema), the retina of the eye injury can lead to blindness.
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What are the most serious diabetic eye problems?

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Diabetic: Blindness in advanced untreated cases.

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