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Diabetic Retinopathy

Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy include floating dark spots or a lack of sharpness across the visual field. Nearly all patients with Type 1 diabetes and 60 per cent of those with Type 2 develop some form of diabetic retinopathy during the first 20 years they have diabetes.

View of a building with full vision.
View of a building with diabetic retinopathy.