Diabetic retinopathy is a disease of the retina caused by diabetes that involves damage to the tiny blood vessels in the back of your eye. While the early stages of the disease may not cause symptoms, they will eventually develop is it progresses into its advanced, or proliferative, stage.
You may develop a gradual blurring of vision that can often go unnoticed. In some patients, blood vessels leak at the macula of the eye, i.e. the part of the retina responsible for central vision, causing loss of vision. A special photographic process known as fundus flourescein angiography (FFA) may be recommended by your ophthalmologist to help detect early effects of diabetic retinopathy.Read More