― DIABETES AND THE EYE ∙ Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially blinding complication of diabetes that damages the eyes retina. It affects 80 to 90% of all patients diagnosed with diabetes. ∙ At first, you may notice no changes in your vision. But don't let diabetic retinopathy fool you. It could get worse over the years and threaten your good vision. With timely treatment, 90 percent of those with advanced diabetic retinopathy can be saved from going blind. ∙ High [...].