Diabetic cataract is one of the major diabetes complications that occurs to the eyes. As cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness, it is a major risk for people with diabetes.
Diabetes and eyes – Diabetic cataracts
Chronic high sugar levels and improperly controlled diabetes is a major cause for cataracts in diabetes. This leads to accumulation of fluids in front of the eyes leading to cataracts.
In the initial stages, diabetic cataracts begins with decreased vision and faded colors. Later, it slowly engulfs the lenses and causes blindness. A cataract surgery is the only way to treat a diabetic cataract.
Diabetic cataract symptoms
- Appearance of white, cloudy layer in front of the eye
- Fading colors
- Blurry vision
- Appearance of halos in front of lights
- Appearance of glare in the field of vision
- Trouble seeing bright lights
- Trouble seeing in the dark
- Progressive vision loss
A person who experiences such symptoms should immediately consult an ophthalmologist and a diabetes doctor in order to conduct cataract surgery.