Left unchecked, diabetes can lead to a host of life-threatening complications, such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. Lighthouse International focuses on one of the lesser known -- but very important -- consequences of diabetes: vision loss.

If uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to an eye disease called diabetic retinopathy – which can lead to blindness. Diabetes can also put you at a higher risk for cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.

Here you'll find a wealth of information about diabetic retinopathy from experts in the field. Educating yourself about this condition and its symptoms is the best way to protect your vision and the vision of your loved ones.

What is Diabetic Retinopathy? »

Get an overview of diabetes and the effects it can have on your vision, and the risk factors that may lead to diabetes-related vision loss.

Reducing the Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy »

Recognizing the risks of vision loss can help you avoid it.

Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy »

Your vision is changing. But how do you know if it's Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diagnosing Diabetic Retinopathy »

Learn about how your eye doctor diagnoses Diabetic Retinopathy.

Treatment & Care of Diabetic Retinopathy »

The best-practices on treating and caring for Diabetic Retinopathy.

Diabetes, Vision Loss, and You »

Managing your diabetes is the most important step to avoiding or lessening the extent of vision loss.

 

 

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