Diabetic Eye Disease (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
The primary part of the eye affected by diabetes is the retina. The retinal abnormalities from diabetes are called diabetic retinopathy. Most people with diabetic retinopathy have the problem in both eyes, although the severity of the disease may vary between the eyes.
The retina can be thought of as the film in a camera. If the film in a camera is faulty, the resulting picture will be blurry. In a similar manner, if the retina of the eye is swollen, wrinkled, or otherwise structurally damaged, the vision in that eye will be blurry. Depending on the type, location, and extent of damage in the retina, the change in vision will range from minimal to severe and be temporary or permanent.
Other signs and symptoms of poor blood circulation problems in diabetes
The feet and lower legs can also suffer from poor blood circulation and oxygen delivery, resulting in symptoms of:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/13/2016
Must Read Articles Related to Diabetic Eye Disease
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Diabetic Eye Disease:
Diabetic Eye Disease - Symptoms
What symptoms have you experienced due to diabetic eye disease?
Diabetic Eye Disease - Experience
Please share your experience with diabetes and eye disease.
Diabetic Eye Disease - Medical Treatment
What medical treatments have been effective in managing your diabetic eye disease?
Diabetic Eye Disease - Causes and Types
If known, what was the cause of your case of eye disease associated with diabetes, and what problems have you experienced?