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What is background retinopathy?

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Background retinopathy is the mildest form of diabetes-related eye disease. In fact, people with normal vision often have it. However, a longer duration of diabetes or uncontrolled blood sugar levels can worsen eye damage and lead to more serious forms of eye disease.

From: Glossary of Diabetes Terms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Diabetes Association. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. xylitol.org. News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

SOURCES: American Diabetes Association. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. xylitol.org. News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

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