Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetes complication that affects eyes. It’s caused by damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (retina).

At first, diabetic retinopathy may cause no symptoms or only mild vision problems. Eventually, it can cause blindness.

The condition can develop in anyone who has type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The longer you have diabetes and the less controlled your blood sugar is, the more likely you are to develop this eye complication.


You might not have symptoms in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy. As the condition progresses, diabetic retinopathy symptoms may include:
  • Spots or dark strings floating in your vision (floaters)
  • Blurred vision
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Impaired color vision
  • Dark or empty areas in your vision
  • Vision loss

Advance Technologies in Diabetic Retinopathy Management

  • Optical Coherence Tomography/ OCT (Nidek, Japan)
  • Digital Fundus Fluorescein Angiography/FFA (Kowa, Japan)
  • Green Laser(Quantel,France)
  • Anti VEGF injection ( Avastin, Razumab,Lucentis,Accentrix,Ozurdex)
  • MIVS (Micro Incision Vitrctomy Surgery)
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