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Cataract and diabetes

Cataract refers to a condition where the lens of the eye becomes opaque and stops letting light through normally.

An early symptom of cataract is being dazzled by sunny weather or car headlights and double visions. As the cataract develops, it can lead to deteriorating eyesight.

Cataract is common in people over the age of 65 with type 2 diabetes. It is fairly common in elderly people regardless, even if they do not have diabetes. On the other hand, in rare situations, a young person with type 1 diabetes can also have cataract due to high blood sugar.

Updated 30.9.2023