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Do I have bleeding in the back of my eyes when I have diabetes?

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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Only w/ retinopathy

Only when diabetic retinopathy is present.

In brief: Only w/ retinopathy

Only when diabetic retinopathy is present.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Its a risk

Old data: diabetes with poor control for 20 years have 80% risk of some type of diabetic retinal disease; about 10-20 % of them includes severe changes, including bleeding from retina into vitreous, and risk of blindness.
But good control can markedly decrease these risks, and if have retinopathy carefully monitored, there are treatments that can reduce risk of bleeding/ blindness.

In brief: Its a risk

Old data: diabetes with poor control for 20 years have 80% risk of some type of diabetic retinal disease; about 10-20 % of them includes severe changes, including bleeding from retina into vitreous, and risk of blindness.
But good control can markedly decrease these risks, and if have retinopathy carefully monitored, there are treatments that can reduce risk of bleeding/ blindness.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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