Diabetes, as we all know, can cause various health complications. Different organs get compromised and eyes are one of them. 26 million Americans have diabetes and 84-90% of them have diabetic retinopathy within 10-18 years of the onset. The level of severity will vary, but half of them don't even know that they have it. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of blindness in the working-age group from 25 to 65 in the United States. Diabetic retinopathy is associated with retinal hemorrhages, hypoxia, microaneurysms, and swellings due to leakage of retinal blood vessels. Further complications include new vessel formation (proliferation retinopathy) in the retina and optic nerve area, which can lead to fractional retinal detachment, macular edema, and neovascular glaucoma that ultimately cause severe vision loss. Diabetic retinopathy causes 12,000 to 24,000 new cases of blindness each year according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It is estimated that in diabetic patients the risk of becoming blind is 29 times higher than in non-diabetic patients of similar age groups. It is imperative for diabetic patients to have an annual eye examination and more detailed retinal evaluation with dilation and retinal imaging tests, such as fundus photography.