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Are there complications of treatment for diabetic retinopathy?

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Rare complications of treatment for diabetic retinopathy may include blurred vision, headache, glaucoma, difficulty seeing in the dark, decreased peripheral and color vision, and bleeding. In most cases where treatment is recommended, the benefits outweigh the risks.

SOURCE:

American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

SOURCE:

American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

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