What is Diabetic Retinopathy?​

Diabetic retinopathy affects blood vessels in the light-sensitive tissue called the retina that lines the back of the eye. It is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes and the leading cause of vision impairment and blindness among working-age adults.

In 7 years the population affected by diabetes will increase to 380 million, indeed diabetes is an epidemic affecting almost 500 million people, according to the WHO (2016). One of the complications of diabetes is the lost of sight by Diabetic Retinopathy, a diseases that affect more that 4 million people worldwide.