The effect of diabetes on the retina is called diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes damages the circulatory system of the retina at the back of the eye. Tiny blood vessels called capillaries become weak and may leak fluid into the retina resulting in two major medical problems.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition that affects the macula, which is located in the center of the retina. The macula is the central portion of the retina that allows us to see fine detail. Any disruption of the macula results in a marked change of vision.
The most common cause of retinal detachment is the normal retraction of the vitreous (the gel-like substance that fills the eye) as we age. This can tear the retina, which will allow fluid to creep beneath it. The fluid causes the retina to separate from the back wall.
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