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Do a lot of people get diabetic retinopathy?

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Dr. Alvin Fried
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
4 doctors agree

In brief: About one-third

The incidence of diabetic retinopathy is about 1/3 of diabetics according to government statistics.
The condition is related to how well the diabetes is controlled and if you have controlled any tendency toward high blood pressure. Take care of both of these conditions and you are less likely to get the retinopathy.

In brief: About one-third

The incidence of diabetic retinopathy is about 1/3 of diabetics according to government statistics.
The condition is related to how well the diabetes is controlled and if you have controlled any tendency toward high blood pressure. Take care of both of these conditions and you are less likely to get the retinopathy.
Dr. Alvin Fried
Dr. Alvin Fried
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus (high blood sugar) causes the retinal vessels to leak.
This leads to swelling and bleeding and scarring in the retina, and is a major cause of blindness globally. This requires the help of a retina specialist for treatment.

In brief: See below

Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus (high blood sugar) causes the retinal vessels to leak.
This leads to swelling and bleeding and scarring in the retina, and is a major cause of blindness globally. This requires the help of a retina specialist for treatment.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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