How Diabetes Can Cause Blindness

Diabetes is responsible for vision loss among adults beteen the ages of 20-74 years. The main diabetes-related medical problem known as diabetic retinopathy occurs when there is damage to the retina of the eye, causing blindness.

Africa has a highest proportion of undiagnosed diabetes cases (file photo).


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