Diabetes Blurred Vision

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Vision Loss in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes can be Prevented with Proper Treatments

Author: Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

While there are several eye conditions associated with Diabetes, a few stand out all two clearly.   Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in ages 20-74. Mostly because several conditions with vision loss don't show up until the vision has been drastically impaired. Vision conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, and Diabetic Retinopathy are just 3 of the many reasons why we should visit your eye care professional at least 2 times a year if you have diabetes.

Cataracts is caused when there is a foggy or clouded layer that develops over the clear lens of the eye. This condition is typically slow and progressive and watched over a few years. Cataracts it typically treated with surgery where the lens is removed and a new clear lens inserted.  Some symptoms of Cataracts are:

  • Fading Colors or Yellows
  • Glares
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Poor night vision
  • Increasing light to read

Glaucoma is acquired when pressure builds up in the eye blocking the fluid from draining. This can be common in those with diabetes. Treatments for glaucoma are medicated drops, Laser procedures, or surgery.  Some symptoms of Glaucoma are:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Watery Eyes
  • Halos
  • Loss of Vision

Diabetic Retinopathy is one of the more common eye condition of diabetics. This eye condition is caused by damage to the blood vessels in the eye from the build up of blood sugar in the blood stream. Treatments for Diabetic Neuropathy are controlling glucose levels, laser procedures, and surgery. Some symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy are:

  • Blurred or distorted vision or difficulty reading
  • Floaters in your vision
  • Partial or total loss of vision
  • Shadow or veil across your field of vision
  • Pain in the eye

Tips for Healthy Vision with Diabetes:

  • Eating properly
  • Tight Control of Glucose levels
  • Medications
  • Insulin
  • Regular check-up with your eye surgeon
  • Reporting all changes in vision right away

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, MD is a renowned eye surgeon specializing in I-BRITE eye whitening, LASIK, Keratoconus treatments, Insertable Contact Lens and other procedures.  More helpful information is at www.WhiterEyes.com and www.LasikConsumerReport.com and www.FixesYourKeratoconus.com

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/vision-articles/vision-loss-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-can-be-prevented-with-proper-treatments-3907193.html

About the Author

Dr. Brian Boxer-Wachler is a specialist in Vision Correction, such as LASIK or Visian ICL. He is the leader in keratoconus treatments. He pioneered the I-BRITE Eye Whitening procedure. Dr. Brian is committed to sharing the must know essentials for vision correction, keratoconus, and I-BRITE Eye Whitening.

Learn more at:

www.BoxerWachler.com or www.KeratoconusInserts.com

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10 Responses to Diabetes Blurred Vision

  1. Jade says:

    If you experience blurred vision from diabetes is it likely to be in both eyes or can it just be in one?
    The vision in my right eye is decreasing very quickly and I’m not sure why, I’m going to the optometrist soon. I was just wondering if this could be because of my diabetes or would that affect both of my eyes at once?

    • Isabella says:

      It could be from your diabetes. It is best that you do see your optometrist. Usually blurred vision from diabetes can start with just one eye.

      On the other hand, your vision could just be changing.

      hope this helps!

  2. says:

    When you have blurred vision in diabetes?
    Is it your overall vision or can it be like you get more nearsighted or farsighted?

  3. Tick Tick......BOOM! says:

    Blurred Vision Diabetes?
    Ok so I have all the symptoms of diabetes type 2 . I have blurred vision in one eye and was wondering if I went to the doctor and starting taking insulin, would the blurriness go away?

    • Lily H says:

      Well before I got diagnosed with Diabetes, I had blurred vision (more so in one eye than the other) and when I started taking insulin for type 1, it went away and my sight was perfect again for a few days..but now it’s come back. And my blood sugars are normal. So I’m not really sure to be honest.

  4. Preston C. Bell says:

    Can diabetes blurred vision be corrected?
    I started taking Glyburide 5MG and Metformin 500MG combine, after a week I developed blurred vision.

    • micksmixxx says:

      Normally, yes. The reason your vision is blurred is most likely because of the osmotic process within your eyes. Osmosis is the process whereby liquids travel between a semi-permeable membrane. In your eyes, this would be the lens.

      Because your blood glucose levels have been higher than ‘normal’ it have been easier for water to travel into the lens, making it ‘bulge’ slightly. This means that the lenses have been unable to correctly focus images onto the retina … the light sensitive layer at the back of your eyes.

      Once your blood glucose levels are back to ‘normal’ or near ‘normal’, your vision should improve … hopefully, back to the stage they were at prior to your developing diabetes.

  5. MedQuest says:

    My mom recently was diagnosed with diabetes and is on new meds. Now has blurred vision. Should she be worried?
    My mom was recently diagnosed with diabetes type 2. She just started taking new meds and she is now seeing blurry. Is this a normal symptom of medications? Her doctor said yes but were not too sure. She scared of going blind. Will the blurred vision go away after time or should she be worried?

    • Andrew says:

      Blurry vision is common with type 2 diabetes. Make sure your mom is also exercising and dieting the way she should be. Sometimes diet and exercise alone are enough to reverse the disease if it is in its early stages. But you know how doctors love to prescribe medicine for everything no matter what. Read this website to help your mom.


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