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What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetes is a disease in which your body cannot use or store glucose properly. It can cause changes in the bloodstream, which can affect vision. To learn about diabetic retinopathy and your risk of vision loss, watch this video.

There are two types of diabetic retinopathy that can lead to vision loss: nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR), and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). Your ophthalmologist can perform tests to determine if your condition is affecting your vision. If needed, your ophthalmologist can also perform laser surgery or prescribe medication to treat vision loss.

Dr. Mark Hornfeld is a New York City-based ophthalmologist. He has expertise in the arena of eye surgery, including LASIK, Wavefront surgery, and corneal transplants. To schedule an appointment, call (212) 580-8881.