American Academy Of Ophthalmology Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment Of Diabetic Retinopathy Along With Diagrams And Video Clips You May Have Heard That Diabetes Causes Eye Problems And May Lead To Blindness.

A.ardening or thickening of the retinal arteries is called arteriosclerotic retinopathy.  The retina is the nerve layer that lines the back of your eye . Eventually, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma or both can lead to complete vision loss. In cases that persist, laser treatment is often used. The best results occur when sight is still normal. During the exam with an ophthalmoscope, the pupils of the eye are dilated opened up with a drop of medication so that the ophthalmologist can best see any changes in the retina, such as leaking blood vessels, or abnormal new blood vessels. American Academy

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