Diabetic Retinopathy

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Causes of Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is caused due to damage to blood vessels of the retina.

Having more severe diabetes for a longer period increases the chances of developing retinopathy. Almost everyone with diabetes for more than 30 years will show signs of diabetic retinopathy.

The main risk factors for developing diabetic retinopathy are -

► High levels of blood glucose- Retinopathy is more likely to occur earlier and is more severe in a person with poorly controlled diabetes. Controlling blood glucose levels can significantly reduce a diabetic’s chances of developing retinopathy.

► Pregnancy

► Hypertension

► High serum lipid

► Diabetic kidney disease

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kelkar Friday, January 14, 2011

Examination is not prevention. the article dose not answer the question it posed in the heading, How to prevent Diabetic Retinopathy?

mihir1978 Sunday, August 31, 2008

Here is a good site to know more about diabetic retinopathy

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