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What are the types of diabetic retinopathy?

There are two types of diabetic retinopathy:

  • Nonproliferative: This is damage to the retina with bleeding, fluid buildup, and swelling of the blood vessels. It is an early stage of eye disease.
  • Proliferative: This is when fragile new blood vessels grow along the retina and in the clear gel that lies in front of the retina. This is the most advanced stage of eye disease.

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