Definition of Retinopathy:

An eye disorder that does not cause inflammation but results from changes in the eye (retinal) blood vessels.

Topics Related to Retinopathy

Diabetes Type II

...our question about Vision disturbances
“High blood sugar can cause two problems which affect vision, namely blurred vision and retinopathy – a disease of the back of the eye...”
...recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance
“...a diabetes specialist, a member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and an authority on artificial sweeteners, aspartame ... leads to the aggravation of diabetic complications such as retinopathy, cataracts, neuropathy and gastroparesis...”
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...the condition
“...Individuals with diabetic diarrhea usually have severe long-standing glucose intolerance associated with other diabetic complications such as retinopathy, nephropathy and neuropathy...”

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

...relationship to Retinopathy
“...This edema may cause distorted or decreased vision and is a condition known as hypertensive retinopathy.”


...the condition
Retinopathy is a noninflammatory disease of the retina...”
...our question about B-complex supplementation
“...the level of homocysteine in the blood, and therefore the risk of atherosclerosis, the B vitamins also reduce the risk of developing conditions that can be caused by atherosclerosis, including retinopathy.”
...recommendation Surgery
“Proliferative retinopathy is treatable in many cases by laser beam (photocoagulation), which stops the fragile blood vessels from leaking and helps prevent blindness or lessen any losses in vision...”
...recommendation Tobacco Avoidance
“Stopping smoking will help delay retinopathy.”
...recommendation Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption
“A proper diet, particularly for those persons with diabetes, will help delay retinopathy.”

Sickle Cell Trait / Disease

...relationship to Retinopathy
“The sickle-shaped blood cell reduces blood flow, potentially leading to sickle cell retinopathy.  Patients will not have visual symptoms early on in the disease and need to be followed closely in case neovascularization occurs.”
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