Retinopathy is damage to the retina at the back of the eye.
For diabetic retinopathy
it occurs because the tiny blood vessels in the retina are damaged by blood sugars
Eventually, the damage to these micro blood vessels causes
them to rupture causing tiny clots and aneurisms at the back of the eye.
The scar tissue created by this damage and growth of new retina blood vessels,
leads to further retina damage.
Eventually the retina can actually deform in shape
and sometimes partially detach from the back of the eye.
Conditions list: The list of conditions in the Retinopathy group includes:
- Diabetic retinopathy - caused by diabetes
- Non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) (type of Diabetic Retinopathy)
- Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) (type of Diabetic Retinopathy)
- Hypertensive retinopathy - caused by hypertension
- Arteriosclerotic retinopathy - caused by arteriosclerosis
- Retinopathy of prematurity
Researching symptoms of Retinopathy: Further information about the symptoms of Retinopathy is available including a list of symptoms of Retinopathy, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.
Treatments for Retinopathy: Various information is available about treatments available for Retinopathy, prevention of Retinopathy, current research about Retinopathy treatments, or research treatments for other diseases.
Statistics and Retinopathy:
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