Diabetic eye disease is a spectrum of eye diseases – retinopathy, cataract, glaucoma - caused by diabetes. Among these diabetic retinopathy is the most vision-threatening and will be dealt with in detail here.
Early nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR)
This is the early stage when the patient is usually asymptomatic or has mild blurring of vision. On examination, the eye care provider may find the following when looking into the patient’s eye with an opthalmoscope: