Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of your eyes that gradually form. They may not be noticeable at the beginning, but over time they can make your vision blurry. Cataracts develop when becoming older because the protective mechanism of your eyes against oxidative stress from the sun’s radiation or harmful chemicals becomes less efficient.
If you have diabetes, you are at risk for developing diabetic retinopathy. This eye disease occurs when your blood sugar levels spike and damage the blood vessels located in the retina. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can eventually lead to blindness. If you have diabetes, you need to be screened for diabetic retinopathy. Then, if you are diagnosed with it, you should begin treatment immediately to preserve your vision.