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Diabetic Eye Problems: MedlinePlus

Diabetic Eye Problems: MedlinePlus

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New on the MedlinePlus Diabetic Eye Problems page:

05/18/2012 08:00 PM EDT

Source: Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
05/18/2012 08:00 PM EDT

Source: American Foundation for the Blind
05/18/2012 08:00 PM EDT

Source: American Academy of Ophthalmology - Video

Diabetic Eye Problems

Also called: Diabetic retinopathy 
Do you know what causes the most blindness in U.S. adults? It is an eye problem caused by diabetes, called diabetic retinopathy. Your retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye. You need a healthy retina to see clearly.
Diabetic retinopathy happens when diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels inside your retina. You may not notice at first. Symptoms can include
  • Blurry or double vision
  • Rings, flashing lights or blank spots
  • Dark or floating spots
  • Pain or pressure in one or both of your eyes
  • Trouble seeing things out of the corners of your eyes
If you have diabetes, you should have a complete eye exam every year. Finding and treating problems early may save your vision. Treatment often includes laser treatment or surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Illustration of external and internal eye anatomy

National Institutes of Health


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