Diabetic retinopathy

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What is diabetic retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the retina of the eye related to chronic progressive diabetes. Most patients with diabetes eventually have some degree of retinopathy which can impair vision and can lead to blindness. Regular eye exams are recommended for patients with diabetes.

Common symptoms reported by people with diabetic retinopathy

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for diabetic retinopathy

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Compare treatments taken by people with diabetic retinopathy

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Who has diabetic retinopathy on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 3 new patients joined this month
  • 41 say diabetic retinopathy is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 28
40s 107
50s 366
60s 375
70+ 134
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 14
30-39 years 13
40-49 years 25
50-59 years 16
60-69 years 5
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 401
Female 625

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 117
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from diabetic retinopathy patients who have completed their condition history
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