Often There Are No Symptoms In The Early Stages Of The Disease, Nor Is There Any Pain.

Often there are no symptoms in the early stages of the disease, nor is there any pain. Retinal detachment requires surgical reattachment of the retina. The National Eye Institute estimates that 40%-45% of all Americans with diabetes are affected by diabetic retinopathy, and 24,000 of them go blind each year. Available anti-VEGF drugs include Avastin bevacizumab, Lucentis ranibizumab, and Eylea aflibercept. Progress in Retinal and Eye Research. 2014;41:26. If blood sugar levels stay high, diabetic retinopathy will keep getting worse. Many people without diabetes get cataracts, but people with diabetes


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