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Are there any complications of treatment for diabetic retinopathy?

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Diabetic retinopathy happens when high blood sugar damages the nerves in your retina. It's rare, but treatment for this vision-loss condition can leave you with blurry eyesight, headache, glaucoma, bleeding, and trouble seeing colors, in the dark, or out the sides of your eyes. In most cases, the gains in vision from treatment are greater than any possible side effects.

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American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on April 29, 2021

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American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on April 29, 2021

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