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Diabetic retinopathy is a disease of the retina, the thin tissue that
lines the back of the eye. The condition is a complication of diabetes. It is
related to long-term high blood sugar levels. Over time, this leads to changes in blood vessels that interfere with oxygen delivery to the
cells in the retina.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerCarol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology
Current as ofMarch 13, 2017
Current as of:
March 13, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Carol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology
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