Diabetes and the Eyes
Diabetes can affect many parts of the eye. Diabetes can cause changes in the refractive error. It can result in cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, and decreased corneal sensitivity. Visual symptoms of diabetes include blurring of vision, occasional double vision, night vision problems and flashes and floaters within the eyes. Sometimes early signs of diabetes are detected in comprehensive optometric examinations. The most serious eye problems associated with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy resulting in blood leakage in the retina.