Diabetic patients can incur in diabetic retinopathy that has different degrees of severity. The patient depending on the degree could need medical therapy, retinal laser treatment, intravitreous injections or vitrectomy.
Neglected diabetic retinopathy can lead to serious complications up to blindness.
Diabetic retinopathy can be evidenced during eye examination in midriasis ( fundus ocular).
It is possible to evaluate presence and degree of macular edema with the OCT examination.