Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness, but there is a lot we can to control diabetes – and lower the risk of vision loss.
Significant risk factors for diabetic retinopathy include a patient’s age, duration of diabetes and control. While it's not possible to have much influence on age and duration, we can help to improve retinotherapy screening rates, and improve the control of diabetes.
Our research in the UK, and around the world, is aiming to reduce the incidence of diabetic-related blindness. Read more.