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Diabetes Forecast

The Healthy Living Magazine

Retinopathy (Eye Disease)

Retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in the United States, with about 10,000 cases each year. Diabetic retinopathy results from leakage or abnormal growth of the blood vessels that supply the retina, the light sensitive and vision essential region at the back of the eye.

Blood glucose control (A1C < 7%) and regular visits to the eye doctor can help prevent damage caused by diabetic retinopathy. If retinopathy should be detected, laser therapy can help limit vision loss.

 
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