Why Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy Matters

woman testing her blood sugarThe retina of your eye detects light and sends signals to your brain to help you see. But if you have diabetes, high blood sugar can damage the retina. This damage is called diabetic retinopathy. It can lead to poor vision or even blindness. Screening can help prevent retinopathy or keep it from getting worse. 

Diabetic Retinopathy: Why Screening Matters