Diagnosis and Treatment

Diabetes can affect specific areas of your body, including your eyes.

Lost vision from diabetic retinopathy cannot be restored, but with early detection, treatment is often very successful and can prevent your vision from getting any worse.

During the first three stages of retinopathy, a person’s vision is monitored carefully. At these stages, treatment is usually not recommended because vision hasn’t been affected and some treatments have side effects.

If you have any risk factors or are experiencing any of the common symptoms for diabetic retinopathy, see an eye doctor right away. Eye doctors can check your eyes and determine if you are at risk for diabetic retinopathy using any one of six diagnostic tests.

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