Diabetes when not managed adequately can cause progressive loss of eyesight. The most common form of diabetes related vision disorder is non proliferative diabetic retinopathy. When this illness progresses to more serious forms, it is known as proliferative diabetic retinopathy. This is the phase where proliferation or growth of blood vessels takes place. The shortage of oxygen in the retinal space will trigger the growth of weak and fragile blood vessels that will grow along the retina. If not treated in time, these vessels will eventually bleed causing clouded vision and can also destroy the retina with time. Hence, it needs to be controlled and managed effectively.
Proliferative diabetic retinopathy, may eventually lead to complete blindness. Make sure that you consult your doctor periodically and stick to therapeutic and preventive measures described.
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