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What are some warning signs of diabetes-related eyesight complications?

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  • The sooner you notice an eye problem, the more likely treatment will help. Call your doctor if you have any of these symptoms: Blurry, cloudy, or double vision
  • Flashing lights or rings around lights
  • Blank, dark, or floating spots in your vision
  • Pain, pressure, or constant redness in your eyes
  • Trouble seeing signs or straight lines
  • Trouble seeing out of the corner of your eye
  • Any sudden change in your vision

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Eye Complications," "Eye Care."

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Keep Your Eyes Healthy," "Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke."

CDC: "2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet," "Take Charge of Your Diabetes," "Diabetes Health Concerns."

National Diabetes Education Program: "Guiding Principles for Diabetes Care," "4 Steps To Control Your Diabetes. For Life."

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Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 13, 2017

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Eye Complications," "Eye Care."

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Keep Your Eyes Healthy," "Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke."

CDC: "2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet," "Take Charge of Your Diabetes," "Diabetes Health Concerns."

National Diabetes Education Program: "Guiding Principles for Diabetes Care," "4 Steps To Control Your Diabetes. For Life."

Smokefree.gov.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 13, 2017

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