Diabetes and the Eyes Directory
When uncontrolled, diabetes can increase your risk of eye and visual problems such as blurred vision, cataracts, retinopathy, glaucoma, and more. You can help prevent eye problems associated with diabetes by managing your blood sugar levels and getting regular eye checkups. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how diabetes affects your eyes.
Diabetic Eye Disease
WebMD answers common questions about diabetic eye disease.
Diabetes and Aging Eyes: What You Need to Know
People over 50 with type 2 diabetes face many of the same eye problems as people who don’t have it. Take these steps to keep your eyes healthy.
Diabetic Macular Edema
The causes, symptoms, and treatment of diabetic macular edema, an eye condition brought on by diabetes.
How Diabetes Causes Blindness-Topic Overview
Over time,high blood sugar levels from diabetes lead to damage of the retina,the layer on the back of the eye that captures images and sends them as nerve signals to the brain. Whether diabetic retinopathy develops depends in part on how high blood sugar levels have been and how long they have been above a target range. Other things that may increase your risk for diabetic retinopathy include ...
Man Who Lost His Vision Now Helps Others
Thomas Tobin lost his sight to diabetic retinopathy. Now he has a new focus.
Protect Your Eyesight When You Have Diabetes
Diabetes can harm one of your most prized assets: your eyesight. But vision problems are not inevitable.
Diabetes Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
WebMD describes serious symptoms to watch out for if you have diabetes.