Blurred vision

By GMV Latest Reply 2014-04-03 10:33:20 -0500
Started 2014-04-02 15:11:19 -0500

Hello everyone I'm 50 years old and recently diagnosed with diabetes. My numbers initially fluctuated very high. Was put on Met Forman and my BS is down in the 6 to 8 range.

I've noticed that I have slight blurred vision and I have gone to an optometrist who advised that this is normal for people with diabetes and that once my blood sugar levels often stabilizes my vision should correct itself either fully or partially.

I would like to know other people's experiences with blurred vision and whether or not you regained your full vision back and how long this blurred vision issue continues?

7 replies

jayabee52 2014-04-03 08:03:58 -0500 Report

Howdy GMV
Yes I have had blurred vision. But the blurriness went away when I got my Blood Glucose (BG) levels more toward normal.

What often happens is this: The vitreous humor, the clear gel in your eyeball absorbs higher BG levels and swells a bit. The added pressure changes the focal distance to the renina. Since there are no blood vesssels in the Vitreous it takes a while for the higher blood glucose levels to leave, and the eyeball returns to its normal pressure and focal length..

However that may not be happening in your case as Fairdale Country Girl notes below. If you value your sight, get yourself to an opthamologist as soon as possible so the Dr can check out and make sure it is not the disease she mentioned, or retinopathy. Time is of the essence

God's best to you and yours.

James Baker

Fairdale Country Girl
Fairdale Country Girl 2014-04-02 21:30:15 -0500 Report

I hope you seen an opthalmologist with a dilated eye exam!! I was just diagnosed with Non-Arteritic Ischemic Optic Neuropathy(NAION) and have lost most vision in my left eye, and can't be recovered! I waited 10 months(first mistake) to get in the appointment and I am type II diabetic!! Mine started with blurred vision an the DR. explained that I may have been able to take steroid treatment and/or decompression! So, don't wait too long my friend, get a second opinion! I've had diabetes for 20 years and am 52…

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-04-02 20:35:04 -0500 Report

I have had it and now that I am in very good control, my vision is clear. This is why most doctors tell you not to get glasses until your numbers are better controlled. Once you get them down it is like your doctor said, either it will correct itself fully or partially. It could depend on how determined you are in getting your numbers down.

Kaydoo 2014-04-02 17:09:28 -0500 Report

I have it now, my sugars are still 230-340 so it's not better yet.
I have been on Metformin for about a month and glipazide about a week

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2014-04-02 16:24:33 -0500 Report

Hi have had #2 for about 10 years and have had some BS in the 300-400, but no blurred vision

jayabee52 2014-04-03 10:33:20 -0500 Report

You are fortunate, Jim An occasional brief rise to those levels may not cause this effect, it is caused by long term high BG levels. There are no blood vessels in the vitreous humor and the BG levels in there rise and fall slowly. OR you could just be one of those who is not affected by such a change.

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