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Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is caused by high blood sugar levels. As a result, the back of the eye (the retina) is being damaged. Symptoms are seeing black spots (blood clots) in the field of vision. These black spots move with the eye movements. It’s as if they dance around while reading.

The longer a person has diabetes and the less controlled the blood sugar levels are, the more likely they are to develop this eye complication. It is a leading cause of blindness in developed countries.

What’s important for readers with diabetic retinopathy? That a web page has a calm and focused layout, without much distraction or movement. Providing a clear, predictable structure also helps.

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