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Symptoms of Retinopathy

Symptoms of Retinopathy: Introduction

People with retinopathy can experience a variety of symptoms. Diabetic retinopathy and hypertensive retinopathy generally develop slowly over a period of months as ongoing high blood sugar or high blood pressure damage the blood vessels of the retina. In early stages of retinopathy, there may be no noticeable symptoms. However, changes in the retina and the blood vessels of the retina may be seen at this stage during an eye examination. Because symptoms may not be apparent until late stages of retinopathy, regular eye examinations are vital to catching diabetic retinopathy or hypertensive retinopathy in their early stages.

Retinopathy of prematurity can result in the growth of abnormal blood vessels in the eye because the eye has not developed fully before birth. Ongoing high blood pressure or high blood sugar can damage the blood vessels of the retina and lead to leaking or bleeding of the blood vessels or the growth of abnormal blood vessels. These processes can prevent light from reaching the retina. This leads to the typical symptoms of retinopathy, such as changes in vision, including blurred vision. There also may be eye pain. Other symptoms include seeing spots and a sudden loss of vision. Symptoms of retinopathy can also come and go.

In more advanced stages of retinopathy, serious complications can result, including permanent vision loss, retinal detachment and blindness....more about Retinopathy »

Symptoms of Retinopathy

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Retinopathy includes the 15 symptoms listed below:

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Retinopathy: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Retinopathy?

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Retinopathy. This signs and symptoms information for Retinopathy has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Retinopathy signs or Retinopathy symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Retinopathy may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Retinopathy symptoms.


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