Diabetic retinal damage is the most common cause of blindness in the working population (aged 20-74 years). When a patient is first diagnosed with diabetes, up to 20% show signs of this ocular pathology. Within 15 years of diagnosis, 50% of diabetics suffer from diabetic retinopathy and in patients with type I diabetes with more than 30 years of evolution, 100% show signs of diabetic retinopathy.

What is diabetic retinopathy?

Diabetes disrupts the normal vascularisation of the retina causing fluid leakage (macular oedema) and sometimes causes blood vessels to grow abnormally causing haemorrhages.


• Blurred vision: decreased central vision (distance vision and reading ability are reduced).

• Distorted vision: straight lines are perceived as wavy.

• Spotty vision: internal bleeding in the eye can cause spotty vision that partially or even completely obscures vision.


People with diabetes should be screened regularly, even if there are no symptoms. Self-assessment is very important in this regard.

At PRESBIT we have the most advanced technology for the Early Diagnosis and Treatment of the different Complications of Diabetic Retinopathy.


Intravitreal Antiangiogenic (Anti-VEGF) therapy, intravitreal corticosteroid injections, laser and retinal surgery are the treatments that are combined in the management of diabetic retinopathy.

At PRESBIT we believe that early diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy is very important. Identifying patients at risk and establishing a pattern of prevention and monitoring helps to prevent blindness caused by this disease.

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