Around one third of people with Diabetes will suffer from Diabetic Retinopathy. This disease has no immediate symptoms though deterioration of vision can be slow and subtle over time.

Diabetic Retinopathy is caused by diabetes in the body affecting the retina (back of the eye) causing small haemorrhages to appear. If Diabetic Retinopathy is present this indicates that Diabetes in the body may be at a very unhealthy level. A Dilated Fundus Examination (Pupil Dilation Test) is used to detect this disease.

Regular Eye Examinations by an Optometrist are strongly recommended so that Diabetic Retinopathy can be detected at its earliest stage so the Diabetes can be controlled.

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