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Diabetic Retinopathy is a disease that leads to blurry, distorted vision and blindness. It occurs when diabetes weakens blood vessels inside your eye. These weak vessels leak fluid into an area of the eye called the retina. New, distorted vessels may grow, then bleed. These vessels can damage areas of the retina, causing vision loss. In addition to diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy is also correlated to obesity. One of the biggest risks with this condition is that you could have diabetic retinopathy without knowing it as there is no pain or clear outward signs. However, if left untreated, this condition could cause permanent damage to the eyes and is one of the common causes of blindness in the U.S. other than Cataracts. Common symptoms include eye pain, floaters and spots, shadow in your vision, blurry or distorted or double vision. Regular eye exams to establish a baseline and monitor the condition is highly recommended. Dr. Priya’s advanced testing protocols can detect these conditions early, followed by referrals to some of the best ophthalmologists in the area, specializing in the treatment of this condition.