What are the Diabetic Eye Problems Symptoms?

Updated at: Jan 15, 2013
What are the Diabetic Eye Problems Symptoms?

The symptom may vary depending of the type of eye disease a person develops.

Dr Poonam Sachdev
DiabetesWritten by: Dr Poonam SachdevPublished at: Oct 03, 2011

The major eye problems that a person with diabetes may develop include;

  • diabetic retinopathy
  • cataracts and
  • glaucoma

The symptom may vary depending of the type of eye disease a person develops.


Cataract: You may experience blurred or glared vision. In late stages there may be complete loss of vision. People with diabetes develop cataract at an earlier age as compared to people without diabetes.


Glaucoma: The symptoms of glaucoma include headaches, eye pain, blurred vision, watering eyes, halos around lights, and loss of vision. In many people the disease may cause no symptoms at all until late stages--- when there is significant vision loss.


Diabetic retinopathy: The symptoms of diabetic retinopathy include blurred vision. In late stages it can lead to vision loss.


Go for eye exam by a vision professional once a year (or as recommended by your doctor)--early detection and appropriate treatment can reduce your risk of blindness due to eye diseases related to diabetes.


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