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Can diabetes cause blurry vision?

Can diabetes cause blurry vision?

Diabetes: Diabetes causes blurry vision in a number of ways, including a myopic shift from excess glucose in the lens, macular edema, retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, diabetic cataract. Call your local ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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How can diabetes cause blurry vision?

How can diabetes cause blurry vision?

See below: Fluctuating blood sugars can cause vision changes (osmotic effect on the eye's lens). Also, diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of retinal blindness in the workin-age population. High blood sugar over several years causes retinal blood vessels to leak (causing a swollen retina), bleed, and scar over. Treatment includes laser, intraocular (intravitreal) medication, and vitrectomy surgery. ...Read more

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One sign of diabetes is blurry vision. How does this work?

Get a retinal exam: Diabetes can cause many problems with the vision. These include blurring of the vision due to swelling in the retina. In the later stages, vision deteriorates due to bleeding from abnormal new vessels. If left untreated, scarring will damage the retina and vision will be irreversibly damaged. Early diagnosis and treatment leads to better outcomes. I would see an ophthalmologist and have oct. ...Read more

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Have had diabetes for decades, does it explain my blurry vision?

Have had diabetes for decades, does it explain my blurry vision?

Possibly: While the most common cause of blurry vision is uncorrected eyeglass needs, diabetes can affect the clarity of the lens and the architecture of the retina with bleeding and vascular changes, all of which can cause blurriness. Diabetic should have an annual examination by an ophthalmologist as most of these changes are treatable if caught before permanent damage. ...Read more

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They always say one sign of diabetes is blurry vision. How does that work? How are they related?

They always say one sign of diabetes is blurry vision. How does that work? How are they related?

Lens swelling: Elevated blood sugar can result in swelling of the intraocular lens. Typically, this increases the power of the lens, making you more nearsighted. Normalization of blood sugar levels will usually reverse the swelling. If you are diabetic and noticing vision changes, you should, of course, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have diabetes type 1 and blurry vision. Will it go away on its own?

I have diabetes type 1 and blurry vision. Will it go away on its own?

Depends: If the blurred vision is due to blood sugars being out of control, then getting them in control will solve it. If you are in control, then call an ophthalmologist for an appointment. ...Read more

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I have Eosenophillic Esophagitis and have recently lost almost 20ibs. I have also noticed fatigue and blurry vision. Should I get tested for diabetes?

I have Eosenophillic Esophagitis and have recently lost almost 20ibs. I have also noticed fatigue and blurry vision. Should I get tested for diabetes?

May be: Do you have other symptoms? I.e. Thirsty, increase frequency of urination, family history or overweight? If your answer is yes then, there is high possibility for diabetes.. please consult a doctor for full exam and testing. ...Read more

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Why am i dizzy all the time and get headaches daily, always tired, and blurry vision sometimes. I also have type 1 diabetes for 4 years. Whats wrong?

Why am i dizzy all the time and get headaches daily, always tired, and blurry vision sometimes. I also have type 1 diabetes for 4 years. Whats wrong?

Poorly controlled: Diabetes can give you all those symptoms. Have to be aggressive with management. Diet, exercise, lose weight, stay away from carbs. Also be sure your thyroid levels are normal. Discuss this with your doctor or endocrinologist. Very , very important to take care of this asap before complications arise! ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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