Diabetes leads to damage of the blood vessels. Due to the transparent cornea and lens, it is possible to see these blood vessels in the back of the eye directly. In this way, we can recognize typical vascular changes caused by diabetes. These are bulges, constrictions and new formations of vessels, as well as retinal hemorrhages, circulatory disorders and retinal swelling (macular edema).
Regular ophthalmological checks are recommended for diabetics. In this way, eye involvement can be assessed and, if necessary, therapy can be initiated in good time. This consists, for example, of retinal lasers or injections into the eye.