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Is there a cure for diabetic retinopathy?

Jeffrey S. Heier, MD
Ophthalmology
So far, there is no cure for diabetic retinopathy -- an eye disease caused by damage to blood vessels of the retina (the innermost layer of the eye). But you can take steps to prevent vision loss -- or at least to slow its progression. The type of treatment recommended will depend on the type and extent of your disorder.

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