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Diabetic Retinopathy

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Overview

  • Retinal disease of the eye in diabetics manifests initially as small haemorrhages, while in advanced disease the eye develops new blood vessels that are at risk of major bleeding.
    • Signs of Diabetic Retinopathy

    • Microaneurysms: tiny dot-like outpouchings
    • Cotton wool spots
    • Haemorrhages (small dots)
    • Macular oedema
    • Neovascularisation: formation of abnormal and fragile vessels
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