A.omprehensive dilated eye exam allows the doctor to check the retina for: Leaking blood vessels or warning signs of leaky blood vessels, such as fatty deposits If DBE or severe diabetic retinopathy is suspected, a fluoresce in angiogram may be used to look for damaged or leaky blood vessels. Controlling blood sugar levels in diabetes is critical in delaying the onset of diabetic retinopathy. This stimulates the growth of new blood vessels to replace the blocked ones. The most effective course of prevention and treatment is to control the underlying disease. The key to treating retinopathy is managing the underlying causes of this condition. The new blood vessels are fragile, which makes them more likely to leak and bleed. Many people without diabetes get cataracts, but people with diabetes are 60% more likely to develop this eye condition. You see spots floating in your eyes. In later stages of retinopathy, serious complications can result, including retinal detachment and blindness .
However, if their vision is affected, it is the result of macular enema and macular ischemia. Most often, diabetic retinopathy has no symptoms until the damage to your eyes is severe. Late-stage diabetic retinopathy symptoms include: Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease caused by complications of diabetes.