Diabetes Related Eye Disease
Diabetic retinopathy affects the tiny blood vessels of your retina. The retina is the area at the back of your eye that takes in light and changes it to signals. The signals are sent down the optic nerve to your brain, where they are interpreted as vision. Diabetic retinopathy can damage vision and cause blindness in two ways: either the small blood vessels in the retina start to swell and leak blood into your eye; or new, abnormal blood vessels start to grow on the outside of the retina.
In this video, you'll find out more about these problems and what you can do to prevent them.
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