The number one leading cause of blindness in Americans is due to diabetes.
Approximately more than 25 million children and adults have diabetes in the United States. According to California Retina Consultants, “Blindness is caused by damage to the blood vessels of the retina” (2019). The damage to the blood vessels is also caused by too much consumption of sugar. Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy usually tend to go unnoticed until it’s too late. Early symptoms can be detected and should be followed by a visit to your eye doctor. The symptoms are the following: blurred vision, fluctuating vision, and even vision loss.
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