Risk Factors for Diabetic Retinopathy
List of Risk Factors for Diabetic Retinopathy
The list of risk factors mentioned for Diabetic Retinopathy in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
Are You at Risk for Diabetic Eye Disease: NEI (Excerpt)
The longer someone has diabetes, the more
likely he or she will get diabetic retinopathy. Nearly half of all
people with diabetes will develop some degree of diabetic
retinopathy during their lifetime. (Source: excerpt from Are You at Risk for Diabetic Eye Disease: NEI)
Facts About Diabetic Retinopathy: NEI (Excerpt)
All people with
diabetes are at risk--those with Type I diabetes (juvenile onset)
and those with Type II diabetes (adult onset).
During pregnancy, diabetic retinopathy may also be a problem for
women with diabetes. It is recommended that all pregnant women with
diabetes have dilated eye examinations each trimester to protect
their vision. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Diabetic Retinopathy: NEI)
Risks factors for Diabetic Retinopathy: medical news summaries:
The following medical news items
are relevant to risk factors for Diabetic Retinopathy:
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Diabetic Retinopathy are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Diabetic Retinopathy
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Diabetic Retinopathy.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Diabetic Retinopathy.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.