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Why does diabetes cause retinopathy?

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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine

In brief: Vascular damage

Diabetes can cause damage to the small blood vessels in the eye causing microvascular leakage and occlusion.
Elevated blood sugar levels appear to be the primary cause of this damage.

In brief: Vascular damage

Diabetes can cause damage to the small blood vessels in the eye causing microvascular leakage and occlusion.
Elevated blood sugar levels appear to be the primary cause of this damage.
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