Diabetes: Signs in the eye that could be mistaken for a common winter condition

“If you develop blurred vision with a history of diabetes, this should not be ignored and it is advised to see an eye specialist for an assessment.”

Dr Hawkes also explained that once you are diagnosed with diabetes, you should be automatically enrolled into an eye screening service.

They should take dilated photographs of your retina so they can spot warning signs of diabetic retinopathy.

When to visit your GP?

The doctor advised: “You should contact your GP or a specialist if you’ve tried home treatments for a few weeks and still have dry eyes.


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