Eye Dangers in Diabetics
People with diabetes have many things to worry about. Potential complications if they do not get proper treatment, muscle problems, heart disease, stroke, and many other problems complicate their lives. Another major cause for concern is the potential to lose their eyesight. The most common cause of this is diabetic retinopathy. Retinopathy is essentially damage to the retina, part of the eye responsible for much of a person's vision. Diabetic retinopathy is any form of retinopathy caused by some complication associated with diabetes. One of the most common forms of diabetic retinopathy is diabetic macular edema.