This fact sheet provides information on diabetes and eye care. Looking after your eyes is important, especially when you have diabetes. With diabetes, you have an increased risk of developing eye problems, which, if left untreated, can lead to reduced vision or even blindness.
You can greatly reduce your risk of serious vision loss from diabetes through regular eye examinations and timely treatment. The sooner eye problems are detected and treated, the better the result.
Diabetes can cause both short-term and long-term eye problems.
Read more in our looking after your eyes fact sheet.