When you have diabetes, regular visits to the eye doctor are a must if you want to ensure the health of your eyes. Blurred vision is a common eye problem that’s associated with diabetes. Often times, it’s a temporary problem that goes away on its own. Other times, blurred vision can be an indicator that there’s something more serious going on. There are three major eye problems that diabetics should be aware of: cataracts, glaucoma and retinopathy. Read on to learn more about each of them.
Cataracts is when the eye lens becomes clouded or fogged. Diabetics tend to develop cataracts at an earlier age compared to people who don’t have diabetes. The condition also tends to progress much faster when you have diabetes. Symptoms include blurry and double vision, sudden changes in your eye sight and problems with glare. In most cases, cataract surgery is the best solution. The procedure – unless it’s a complicated case – usually takes about 10 minutes to perform. With 1.5 million surgeries being performed each year, cataract surgery is the most common surgery in the country.