- Author: Lisa M. Rawleigh
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and leading cause of blindness in working-age U.S. adults
New research led by the USC Eye Institute, shows for the first time that Native American ancestry is a significant risk factor for vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy among Latinos with Type 2 diabetes.
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults in the United States, affecting more than 4 million Americans age 40 and older.
Diabetic retinopathy occurs when blood vessels in the eye's retina are damaged. The retina is the light-sensitive...