More than 25 million Americans have diabetes, putting them at risk for eye damage that can lead to blindness.
Often, problems occur before the disease is diagnosed, but doctors at the University of Virginia have made an exciting discovery that could protect or even restore vision.
Dr. Paul Yates is frustrated. As a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Virginia, he often sees people with diabetes who are going blind. They didn’t come to him early enough to prevent problems, because sight is lost at the periphery, and central vision remains.