The Disease Often Progresses Unnoticed Until It Affects Vision.

Laser treatment is used successfully to treat retinopathy. It's unusual for hypertension to impair vision, but hypertensive retinopathy can lead to blockage of retinal arteries or veins, which in turn may eventually result in the loss of vision. In mild cases, treatment for diabetic retinopathy is not necessary. The disease often progresses unnoticed until it affects vision. The vitreous is the clear gel between the lens and the retina. Diabetic retinopathy — Symptoms may not be noticed until the late stages of the illness. At this advanced stage, growth factors secreted by the retina trigger

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