In most cases, the pressure causes drainage of the aqueous humour to slow down so that it builds up in the anterior chamber. The disease often progresses unnoticed until it affects vision. If you have diabetes, your ophthalmologist can help to prevent serious vision problems. Anyone with diabetes is at risk of developing retinopathy. People with diabetes also tend to get cataracts at a younger age and have them progress faster. This will not affect your eyesight, but it needs to be carefully monitored. In cases of Solar Retinopathy, there may be a loss of the central visual field or decreased vision. But, because bleeding often occurs more than once, it is important to have an eye exam each year, and immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.
The new blood vessels can also cause scar tissue to grow. Retinopathy can also be seen in premature newborns. DBE patients who use corticosteroids should be monitored for increased pressure in the eye and glaucoma. The best results occur when sight is still normal. In untreated diabetic retinopathy, scar tissue that forms on the back of the retina as a result of a contraction of the new blood vessels can cause the retina to pull away from the back of the eye.