Diabetes and eye diseaseRetinopathy - diabetic; Photocoagulation - retina; Diabetic retinopathy
Diabetes can harm the eyes. It can damage the small blood vessels in the retina, the back part of your eye. This condition is called diabetic retinopathy.
Diabetes also increases the chance of having glaucoma, cataracts, and other eye problems.
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