Diabetic retinopathy is an implication of diabetes that affects the blood vessels in the retina. When untreated, it can escalate to vision issues and blindness
Here are some signs and symptoms of diabetic retinopathy:
Blur or hazy vision on and off throughout the day
Dark or empty spots in your vision
It can be a sign of bleeding or fluid buildup in the retina
You may see spots, strings, or cobwebs in your vision. These floaters may be a sign of bleeding in the retina.
Your vision may change throughout the day or from day to day.
Loss of central vision
If the macula, the part of the retina responsible for sharp vision is affected, you may lose your central vision.
It is important to see an eye doctor regularly if you have diabetes to check for signs of diabetic retinopathy.
Early detection and treatment can help prevent vision loss. Some habits you can adopt include: