Diabetic Exams

Diabetes Vision Loss

Having diabetes means that your body cannot control the level of sugar in your blood. If your blood sugar is too high, it can cause complications to the blood vessels in the back of your eye—an area called the retina.

Spikes in blood sugar can sometimes cause temporary changes in vision such as blurriness that usually go away once you get your blood sugar levels back to normal.

High blood sugar levels over time can lead to diabetic eye disease, which can lead to vision loss if left untreated. These complications can cause vision loss in the center and peripheral areas of the retina if left untreated.

You may have an early stage of diabetic eye disease and not even know it.

Diabetes can also increase your risk of developing cataracts and glaucoma.

Most cases of vision loss from diabetes can be prevented. The first step is getting a dilated eye exam
each year.