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Question:
Can diabetes cause eye floaters (small specks you see in your field of vision)?

Answer:
Diabetes—a disease in which the body doesn’t process sugar correctly—will not cause floaters by itself. However, if you develop the more advanced form of diabetic eye disease, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, you are at risk of bleeding in the eye which will cause floaters.

Answered by: Paul Sternberg Jr., MD Dr. Paul Sternberg

Categories: Diabetic Retinopathy

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Answered: Mar 14, 2014

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