Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes, caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the back of the eye (retina). It can cause blindness if left undiagnosed and untreated. But how does diabetic retinopathy come about, what are the symptoms and how can it be treated? We speak to leading eye expert at The Holly, Mr Hadi Zambarakji (Consultant Ophthalmologist), about the condition.
While many people have heard of the eye condition known as glaucoma, few know that it can have a very serious effect on eye health. Even fewer people know that it is one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK.
We speak with leading eye expert and Consultant Ophthalmologist Mr Ian Subak-Sharpe, from The Holly Private Hospital, about the condition.