You may have heard that diabetes can harm your eyes. While people with diabetes do have a higher risk of blindness, most people who have diabetes only have minor eye issues. With regular check-ups, you can keep your eyes healthy and avoid major problems.
Diabetic eye disease includes a wide range of problems, from temporary blurring of vision to a permanent loss of eyesight. Some people may not even realize they have diabetes until they experience problems with their eyes or vision, including:
To help reduce your risk of developing eye problems:
Within the Mercy network, we provide comprehensive diabetes care, including expert eye care. Early diagnosis is key to detecting and managing sight-threatening diabetic problems. So if you are experiencing problems with yours eye or sight, it’s time to see a Mercy doctor.