Visual complications in diabetes mellitus: beyond retinopathy Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Diabetic Neuropathies
  • Retina

abstract

  • Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss in people with diabetes mellitus; however, other causes of visual impairment/loss include other retinal and non-retinal visual problems, including glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy and cataracts. Additionally, when a person with diabetes complains of visual disturbance despite a visual acuity of 6/6, abnormalities in refraction, contrast sensitivity, straylight and amplitude of accommodation should be considered. We review and highlight these visual problems for physicians who manage people with diabetes to ensure timely referral and treatment to limit visual disability, which can have a significant impact on daily living, especially for those participating in sports and driving.

publication date

  • April 2017

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/dme.13296

PubMed ID

  • 27917530

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 478

end page

  • 484

volume

  • 34

number

  • 4