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What raises your chances of getting diabetic retinopathy?

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High blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and obesity can all raise your chances of getting diabetic retinopathy. Smoking is also a culprit. Never ignore the symptoms of infection, which can worsen diabetic retinopathy. Cataract surgery can affect retinopathy that you now have, so talk to your doctor about the timing of treatments for retinopathy and cataracts.

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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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