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How long does it take someone with uncontrolled diabetes to progress to the final stages of diabetic retinopathy?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: At least ten years

Factors that affect the onset of diabetic retinopathy include the degree of blood sugar and blood pressure control and the duration of diabetes.

In brief: At least ten years

Factors that affect the onset of diabetic retinopathy include the degree of blood sugar and blood pressure control and the duration of diabetes.
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree

In brief: Diabetic retinopathy

The course of diabetic retinopathy (dr) varies from person to person and is dependent on how long they have their diabetes and how well controlled it is.
Another factor is how well BP is controlled. You can from the chart that BP control reduces the incidence of dr better than only glucose control (g). Diabetics need to control their bp, g and see an ophthalmologist regularly to minimize dr.

In brief: Diabetic retinopathy

The course of diabetic retinopathy (dr) varies from person to person and is dependent on how long they have their diabetes and how well controlled it is.
Another factor is how well BP is controlled. You can from the chart that BP control reduces the incidence of dr better than only glucose control (g). Diabetics need to control their bp, g and see an ophthalmologist regularly to minimize dr.
Dr. Jack Rubin
Dr. Jack Rubin
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The duration of diabetes and the how well- or poorly-controlled the diabetes are the biggest factors.
Blood pressure control is also important. Regular eye exams are important to detect disease before symptoms occur.

In brief: Depends

The duration of diabetes and the how well- or poorly-controlled the diabetes are the biggest factors.
Blood pressure control is also important. Regular eye exams are important to detect disease before symptoms occur.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine

In brief: Variable

It also depends on level of poor ccontrol .
Annual dilated fundoscopy exams and improved control will help.

In brief: Variable

It also depends on level of poor ccontrol .
Annual dilated fundoscopy exams and improved control will help.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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