Diabetic eye disease may include:
Diabetic retinopathy- damage to the blood vessels in the retina.
Cataract clouding of the lens of the eye
Glaucoma- increase in fluid pressure inside the eye that leads to optic nerve damage and loss of vision
Anyone who has DM for more than 5 years. Longer the duration of Diabetes, greater the chances of developing retinopathy. Nearly ½ the diabetic population develop some degree of retinopathy in their lifetime.