DIABETIC RETINOPATHY :

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is retinopathy (damage to the retina) caused by complications of diabetes mellitus, which can eventually lead to blindness. It is an ocular manifestation of systemic disease which affects up to 80% of all patients who have had diabetes for 10 years or more. Therefore, it is advisable to get an entire eye examination done once in 6 months.