If you have diabetes, see your eye doctor for a yearly eye exam — even if your vision seems fine.
This 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.
Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetes complication that affects eyes. It’s caused by damage to the blood vessels of the retina.( light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye )
At first, diabetic retinopathy might cause no symptoms or only mild vision problems. But it can lead to blindness. Careful management of your diabetes is the best way to prevent vision loss.