How Your Eye Doctor Can Detect and Diagnose New Diabetic Eye Problems


Type 2 diabetes is on the rise in children as well as adults. Even so, not all pediatricians are doing blood sugar testing or other screening tests for children who might be at risk. If type 2 diabetes goes undiagnosed, it may cause a child to develop eye damage. An eye doctor in Apex, NC offers a variety of screening tests and methods to detect diabetic eye damage and treat it before a child begins to experience vision loss.

Vision Symptoms Due to Diabetes

When you arrive at an eye care center, the vision care team will ask you and your child several questions about the reason for your visit. Diabetes may cause your child to experience a variety of vision symptoms even without a loss of vision. Some of the most common vision symptoms related to type 2 diabetes include floaters, blurry vision, double vision and rings or flashing lights. A child who has had untreated type 2 diabetes for a while may start to have difficulty seeing things out of the corners of his or her eyes.
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