If you see these 7 diabetic eye symptoms, it's time to visit the doctor!

High blood sugar in diabetes causes vision loss and other eye problems. Visit the doctor before it gets too late.

Written by Sandhya Raghavan | Updated : November 23, 2017 10:51 AM IST

See An Eye Doctor

After implementing the above tips, If you still face eye problems, please visit an Ophthalmologist.

Blurry Vision

Blurred or double vision: Blurry vision is one of the first signs of diabetes. High sugar levels can end up damaging the tiny blood vessels of the eyes and affecting the retina.  Also Read - Unlocking Transformative Benefits of Yogurt


Floaters: Spontaneous bleeding in the eyes as a result of diabetic retinopathy can cause the appearance of spots of floaters. High sugar levels cause the blood vessels to leak fluids into the lens, making it seem like there are floating spots in front of your eyes.


Flashes and lights: Diabetics report seeing flashes or lightning streaks in their field of vision, which interferes with day-to-day activities. This is also caused by the vitreous fluid rubbing against the retina.

Blind Spots

Blind spots: People suffering from diabetic retinopathy sometimes notice a pigmented spot in their field of vision. It is a result of diabetes induced macular degeneration. The spot of dark colour can obstruct their vision, which makes it difficult for them to make judgements of size.