Can high blood sugar cause diabetic retinopathy?

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Blurry vision. Floating spots. Distorted images. If excess glucose (high blood sugar) damages the blood vessels that feed your retina, you may develop an eye problem called diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy often starts with no symptoms, but over time, can destroy your eyesight and cause vision loss. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults between the ages of 20 and 74. To prevent retinopathy, watch your blood sugar levels closely and see an eye doctor once a year for a complete eye exam.

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