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Can Diabetes make you blind?

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness today. Knowing what it is, what causes it, and how it's treated is critical for anyone with diabetes.

What is diabetic retinopathy?

Light focuses on an area in the back known as the retina. That is where special cells translate light waves into signals that the brain understands. This part of the eye receives a steady flow of blood and nutrients from microscopic blood vessels.