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.
Diabetic Retinopathy Symptoms
At first, diabetic retinopathy may cause no symptoms. Symptoms include spots or dark strings floating in your vision (floaters), blurred vision, fluctuating vision, impaired color vision, dark or empty areas in your vision or vision loss.
Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment
There is no cure for diabetic retinopathy, but laser treatment is usually very effective at preventing vision loss if it is done before the retina has been severely damaged. Surgical removal of the vitreous gel may also help improve vision.