How does proliferative diabetic retinopathy affect your vision?

If you suddenly see a few specks or spots floating in your vision, this may indicate proliferative diabetic retinopathy, the growth of abnormal new blood vessels on your retina and optic nerve.

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Drag the slider from left to right to see how this condition progresses. The further to the right, the more advanced the condition.

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