Chronically high blood sugar can damage tiny blood vessels in the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. Diabetic Retinopathy causes the blood vessels to leak fluid or bleed which can distort vision. In advanced stages, new blood vessels can form on the retina and leave scarring on the retina. Diabetic Retinopathy is the most common cause vision loss in people with diabetes. If you have diabetes make sure that you are coming in for your routine diabetic eye exam.
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Damage to blood vessels inside of your eye can cause a buildup of fluid in the center portion of the retina called the macula. DME is a consequence of diabetic retinopathy. DME is the most common cause of vision loss in people with Diabetic Retinopathy.