Diabetic Retinophy

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that can cause vision loss in people who have diabetes. It affects blood vessels in the retina (the light sensitive layer of tissue in the back of your eye).

The early stages of diabetic retinopathy usually don’t have any symptoms. Some people do however notice changes that come and go. Like trouble reading or seeing things far way. In the later stages blood vessels in the retina start to bleed into the vitreous. If this happens you might see spots or streaks, some that look like cobwebs. These spots can clear up on their own – but it’s important to get treatment right away so contact your GP or book an appointment with us.

If you have diabetes, it’s important for you to have a comprehensive dilated eye examination. Whilst Photographs are very helpful in monitoring changes (this is usually carried out at the Hospital as part of your annual check), you may however want to consider a more in-depth eye care package such as the advanced or gold package that can improve the diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy.