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What are the causes of Diabetic Retinopathy?

By  ,  National Institute of Health
Feb 28, 2013
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Blood vessels damaged from diabetic retinopathy can cause vision loss in two ways:

  What are the causes of Diabetic Retinopathy 1. Fragile, abnormal blood vessels can develop and leak blood into the center of the eye, blurring vision. This is proliferative retinopathy and is the fourth and most advanced stage of the disease.


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2. Fluid can leak into the center of the macula, the part of the eye where sharp, straight-ahead vision occurs. The fluid makes the macula swell, blurring vision. This condition is called macular edema. It can occur at any stage of diabetic retinopathy, although it is more likely to occur as the disease progresses. About half of the people with proliferative retinopathy also have macular edema.


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