A serious complication of diabetes that damages the blood vessels inside the retina. High blood sugar levels and blood pressure cause these vessels (capillaries) to leak or be blocked. Often hard to detect and can cause blindness unless treated.
- As a cataract progresses, the following may occur:
- Blurred vision
- Recuded night vision
- Seeign floaters or spots
- A sensitivity to bright light and glare
- 'Sudden' blindness
- If you notice any of these symptoms, you’ll need to visit your GP or optometrist.
If you notice any of these symptoms, you’ll need to visit your GP or optometrist.