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Know that diabetes and retina detachment can cause blindness as well. But what else?
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Painful Blindness
The most advanced diabetic retinopathy cases lead to painless vision loss (tractional retinal detachment) however; eventually the proliferative disease reaches the iris and angle.
This new vessels lead to neovascular glaucoma, which is very painful. Patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy should be followed several times a year.

In brief: Painful Blindness
The most advanced diabetic retinopathy cases lead to painless vision loss (tractional retinal detachment) however; eventually the proliferative disease reaches the iris and angle.
This new vessels lead to neovascular glaucoma, which is very painful. Patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy should be followed several times a year.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Many things
But some other common causes of blindness would include cataracts, injuries to the eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, infections, and tumors around the eye or in the part of the brain that processes visual information.

In brief: Many things
But some other common causes of blindness would include cataracts, injuries to the eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, infections, and tumors around the eye or in the part of the brain that processes visual information.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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