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 Blurred Vision
WebMD takes a look at some eye care guidelines for people with diabetes.
Diabetes and Eye Problems
Learn more about diabetic retinopathy and other eye problems that can be a complication of 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 ...
Protect Your Eyesight When You Have Diabetes
Diabetes can harm one of your most prized assets: your eyesight. But vision problems are not inevitable.
Man Who Lost His Vision Now Helps Others
Thomas Tobin lost his sight to diabetic retinopathy. Now he has a new focus.
Diabetes Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
WebMD describes serious symptoms to watch out for if you have diabetes.