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Can Diabetic Retinopathy Be Reversed?

Both types of Diabetes mellitus are often associated with other serious health concerns.

These comorbid conditions can take the form of nerve damage, wounds that won’t heal, and organ failure, just to name a few. They’re also present more often than not — a recent study found that of type II diabetic adults, 97.5% have one or more comorbid disease and 88.5% had two or more.

One comorbid condition that fewer people are familiar with is diabetic eye damage, known as retinopathy. Left untreated, this condition can progress into partial or total blindness.

Can diabetic retinopathy be reversed, and how does it affect your vision and eye health long-term? If you’re wondering if there’s hope for your diabetic vision loss, read on for the answers to those questions and more.