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Visual disks and lightning blots. Diabetic. Worry about cataract?

When I blink I see a clear disk in my right eye. It is surrounded by thin lines, most horizontal, some following the curve of the disk. I dissappears quickly. It s easier to see on a plain background. Previously I had horizontal lightning bolts in my upper and lower vision that quickly disappeared, too. Now I sometimes have both. I am 69 y.o., weigh 200 lbs., am diabetic, am beginning to form cataracts, no problem, to my knowledge, yet. I wear dark glasses outside. I am moderately active. I eat generally a healthy diet , with some splurges.
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi thanks for your question.
The symptoms you have described most probably are of Diabetic retinopathy which is a complication of diabetes involiving eyes.Cataract formation occurs a little earlier in diabetics and does produce similair symptoms.
I would suggest you to get your eyes checked by an ophthomologist for complications of diabetes.
Hope this answers your question
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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