Diabetic retinopathy is a disease of the retina, the thin tissue that
lines the back of the eye. The condition is a complication of diabetes. It is
related to long-term high blood sugar levels. Over time, this leads to changes in blood vessels that interfere with oxygen delivery to the
cells in the retina.
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E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Jennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Jennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
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