Dubbed the disease of the century, diabetes is a disease that affects hundreds of millions of people around the world. It is characterized by a higher than normal level of glucose in the blood (excess sugar). This pathology is generally due to genetic causes or is a consequence of malnutrition.
Besides being a chronic disease, diabetes can be the cause of many other serious illnesses. These diseases can affect organs such as the eyes, kidneys or the nervous system. Among the pathologies caused by diabetes and one of the most dangerous, because it can cause loss of sight, is diabetic retinopathy.
Diabetic retinopathy normally only requires treatment when it has progressed to the point that your vision is at risk.