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Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease caused by diabetes. The damage occurs in the retina, hence the term retinopathy. The retina is the neural tissue that lines the back wall of the eye, where light is focused, and then it sends a signal to the brain for vision. It usually takes many years (10-15 years) before diabetes can damage the retina, however some patients have diabetes for years before it is officially diagnosed.
There are some exciting, new developments in Dry Eye Disease. Many patients do not know that they even have this condition until they go to their eye doctor and get a thorough examination. The medical term for Dry Eye Disease is Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca.