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i was approaching a red stoplight one day, and my vision went

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i was approaching a red stoplight one day, and my vision went to normal to seeing nothing butpure white all around me. this is not the first time-it does not happen often-but still it is scary,and i am diabetic- am i going blind,or what
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 5 years ago.

Hello and thanks for your question.


Does this happen in one eye only when it happens or does it happen to both eyes at the same time?


Do you notice any flashing or shimmering lights associated with these episodes? Any headaches associated with these episodes?


What are your daily blood sugars like?


Do you have any known eye problems such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, or cataracts?