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Infographic: Diabetic Rentinopathy

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Diabetes can wreck havoc on many aspects of your health. In addition to causing potentially dangerous blood sugar fluctuations, uncontrolled diabetes can also cause issues with your vision and eye health (i.e., blurry vision and even blindness). According to the Mayo Clinic, diabetic retinopathy results from damage to the light-sensitive blood vessels at the back of the retina (in the eye) in patients with type I and type II diabetes due to uncontrolled blood sugar. This is why health professionals encourage all individuals to consult with a doctor as soon as possible if you suspect you have diabetes, and for all diabetic patients to get a yearly dilated eye examination from their optometrist.

You can learn more about diabetic retinopathy from this infographic care of the National Eye Institute

 

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