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Diabetic retinopathy occurs when diabetes damages blood vessels in the rear of the eye. Diabetes can cause capillaries on the retina to leak or collapse. You can greatly reduce your risk of vision loss from diabetic retinopathy by managing your overall health. Managing your diabetes is the most important step.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Seeing floaters (dark spots) or black lines
  • Having blurry, darkened or cloudy vision

Diabetic Retinopathy may progress from early stages with little or no vision loss, to later stages in which there may be serious vision loss. Fortunately, treatments are avaible that can reduce the chances that vision loss will progress.

The doctors at CECA will work with you to design a treatment plan that is best for you. Schedule a complete dilated eye exam at least once a year and follow your treatment plan. Keeping your appointments and following your treatment plan will help save your sight.