Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic Retinopathy & Diabetic Macular Edema
Fluctuating blood glucose levels in diabetes may cause visual distortion including blurriness and floating spots. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when the blood vessels in the light-sensitive tissue (the retina) at the back of the eye are damaged leading to the leakage of blood and fluid, which if left untreated can lead to blindness.
Diabetic macular edema results from fluid accumulation in the center of the retina (the macula), which is responsible for clear central vision.