How is DIABETES related to BLINDNESS?
Glucose level increased in blood
Changes of blood vessels in the retina causing them to bleed or leak
Usually, no symptoms occured in the early stages. No pain and vision may not be affected until the disease becomes severe or advanced. Patients may experience blurred and fluctuating vision, and sudden onset of dark spots floating inside the eyes.
Even in more advanced cases, the disease may progress a long way without symptoms.
This asymptomatic progression is why regular eye examinations are compulsory and important.