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Diabetic Retinopathy is the abnormal bleeding in the back of the eye. Yearly dilated exams will be the best way to prevent damage to vision!

diabetic retinopathy with retinal hemorrhages: high blood sugar damages the tiny vessels in your eyes that bring oxygen and nutrients to the retina which is critical to your vision. This is called diabetic retinopathy and can lead to irreversible vision loss and blindness. These can also bleed which also can cause vision loss

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Signs of diabetic retinopathy Images taken from Clark M, Kumar P. 2009 Kumar &Clark’s Clinical Medicine 7/e Saunders

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