Diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes, is characterized by damage to the retina which could lead to blindness. Though problems with eye health occur in a large number of diabetics, proper treatment and management of diabetes and frequent monitoring of the eyes can prevent such outcomes.
As is my usual practice, many of my ideas for blogs originate with my experiences with patients and families. Using analogies in clinical practice in order to make concepts more understandable is an excellent means to reach an “aha” moment. Oftentimes, we, as clinicians, provide very comprehensive explanations as to why certain…