Diabetic Retinopathy Risk Factors

Having diabetes puts you at risk of retinopathy, whether you have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Your risk increases the longer you have the disease.

Other risk factors for diabetic retinopathy include:

  • Poorly controlled blood sugar levels
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Pregnancy
  • Hispanic or African-American heritage





Consult with Doctor