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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.


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