Telefon
email
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Instagram
Youtube

The Optical Knowledge Portal
Information – Education – Certification

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes mellitus that is marked by changes in the blood vessels in the fundus of the eye. These changes are caused by blocked vessels decreasing the blood flow within the retina. This results in a partial loss of vision or patchy vision (scotoma). Subject to the stage, it may lead to deposits forming, the growth of new blood vessels or even retinal detachment.
Although current medical treatments provide no cure, they slow down or stop its progression.

 

Courtesy of
OPTIK-AKADEMIE

Diabetic retinopathy – how sugar can damage the retina1
Courtesy of

OPTIK-AKADEMIE

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential (for example, for site navigation), while others help us to improve our online offer and to operate economically. You can accept it, refuse it or see it in detail by clicking on the "more info" button. You can call up the settings at any time and deselect cookies later. Further information can be found in our privacy policy.