Diabetic retinopathy occurs as a complication of diabetes when high blood sugar (glucose) levels cause damage to the retina. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can result in blindness.
Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are both diabetic retinopathy risk factors
Gradual deterioration of vision, including blurring or patchiness with your vision
Sudden loss of vision
Redness or pain in the eye
The treatment involves surgery and the main aim of surgery is to seal holes in the retina and reattach the retina. The two methods used in retinal detachment surgery are vitrectomy or scleral buckle or a combination of the two