- Affect only one eye;
- Last more than a few days;
- Not associated with a change in blood sugar.
Diabetes can also affect your vision by causing cataracts and glaucoma. If you have diabetes, you may get cataracts at a younger age, and your chances of developing glaucoma are doubled. In order to help avoid getting eye diseases associated with diabetes the following factors are vital. First of all, early diagnosis of diabetes is key. The most important factor (once you’ve received the diagnosis) is maintaining strict control of blood sugar and hypertension through diet, exercise and medication.