Diabetes and vision

Diabetes and vision

Cameron Optometry is accredited as specialist in the Edinburgh and Lothians for detecting and monitoring diabetes.

Diabetes and the retina

Diabetes patients are at risk of developing complications with their sight and eye heath. The eye has a lens and an aperture (opening) at the front, which adjusts to bring objects into focus on the retina at the back of the eye. At the centre of the retina is the macula, which is a small area about the size of a pinhead. This is the most specialised part of the retina and it is vital because it enables you to see fine detail and read small print. Diabetes can affect the eye in a number of ways.

Blurred vision

Your vision may become blurred for a few days or weeks while your diabetes is first being controlled. This is due to the swelling of the lens of the eye and will soon clear without treatment soon after the diabetes is controlled.