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How can diabetes hurt the retinas of our eyes?

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Dr. Cynthia Point
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Damages blood vessel

Diabetes can cause the blood vessels in the retina to be clogged, usually by cholesterol deposits and the effect of high sugars.
When that happens, the retina makes new vessels to try to get nourishment to the tissue. These are fragile, and often break open, so blood leaks out, causing blurred vision. Laser treatment can seal up the leaking spots and improve things a bit.

In brief: Damages blood vessel

Diabetes can cause the blood vessels in the retina to be clogged, usually by cholesterol deposits and the effect of high sugars.
When that happens, the retina makes new vessels to try to get nourishment to the tissue. These are fragile, and often break open, so blood leaks out, causing blurred vision. Laser treatment can seal up the leaking spots and improve things a bit.
Dr. Cynthia Point
Dr. Cynthia Point
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology

In brief: Absolutely

Diabetes can hurt every tissue in your body, and every tissue in the eye (cornea, lens, retina, optic nerve, iris, etc).

In brief: Absolutely

Diabetes can hurt every tissue in your body, and every tissue in the eye (cornea, lens, retina, optic nerve, iris, etc).
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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