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Do people with diabetic retinopathy have a lot of pain?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
9 doctors agree
In brief: Usually not
Diabetic retinopathy is not a painful condition, although it can be potentially blinding.
People with severe retinopathy can develop new blood vessel growth over their iris, which can clog the drainage system of the eye. This can lead to elevated pressure in the eye, which can cause severe pain.

In brief: Usually not
Diabetic retinopathy is not a painful condition, although it can be potentially blinding.
People with severe retinopathy can develop new blood vessel growth over their iris, which can clog the drainage system of the eye. This can lead to elevated pressure in the eye, which can cause severe pain.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Ali Zaidi
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not typically
Diabetic retinopathy results in damage to blood vessels in the retina.
This can lead to bleeding, swelling in the retina, and even retinal detachment. None of these are painful. However, in very advanced cases, blood vessels can grow in the front of the eye and cause a painful glaucoma. The eye usually becomes red and the vision blurry.

In brief: Not typically
Diabetic retinopathy results in damage to blood vessels in the retina.
This can lead to bleeding, swelling in the retina, and even retinal detachment. None of these are painful. However, in very advanced cases, blood vessels can grow in the front of the eye and cause a painful glaucoma. The eye usually becomes red and the vision blurry.
Dr. Ali Zaidi
Dr. Ali Zaidi
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