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When should you call your doctor about your vision if you have diabetes?

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These symptoms can signal an emergency:

  • Black spots in your vision
  • Flashes of light
  • "Holes" in your vision
  • Blurred vision

From: Can Diabetes Affect Your Eyes? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: "Eye Disease"  and "Mental Health Problem Linked to Diabetes." 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "Take Charge of Your Diabetes." 

Colucciello, M.  2005; 123:1273. Arch Ophthalmol,

Hernandez, C. , 2006; 29:2028. Diabetes Care

The Glaucoma Research Foundation: "Diabetes and Your Eyesight."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 26, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: "Eye Disease"  and "Mental Health Problem Linked to Diabetes." 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "Take Charge of Your Diabetes." 

Colucciello, M.  2005; 123:1273. Arch Ophthalmol,

Hernandez, C. , 2006; 29:2028. Diabetes Care

The Glaucoma Research Foundation: "Diabetes and Your Eyesight."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 26, 2017

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