According to the AOA, "Diabetes is a disease that interferes with the body's ability to use and store sugar and can cause many health problems. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when small blood vessels in your eyes become damaged. These blood vessels nourish your eye's retina, the delicate, light-sensitive lining of the back of the eye." Diabetic Retinopathy is more common in adults and can affect your overall eyesight.
To learn more about diabetic retinopathy, make an appointment with one of our doctors and visit: http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/eye-and-vision-problems/glossary-of-eye-and-vision-conditions/diabetic-retinopathy?sso=y