Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce and regulate the use of insulin, which helps to control blood sugar levels. If your blood sugar levels are too high, it can cause damage to your heart, kidneys, and blood vessels. Uncontrolled diabetes can affect the tiny blood vessels in the eyes as well, which may lead to permanent damage and vision loss.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says around 90% of vision loss associated with diabetes is preventable. Early detection of eye conditions maximizes your chances of receiving the proper treatment with effective results.