Some Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy:
Some symptoms that may indicate a problem are itchy eyes, seeing spots after periods of exercise, or other movement outside your normal routine.
Another sure sign is the appearance of blood floating inside the eye in something called the vitreous gel. This floading mass will be noticeable to the affected person only (as opposed to people casually observing your eyes).
However, most of the time there will be little to no noticable signs that manifest themselves in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy.
All diabetics should get a comprehensive dilated eye exam on a yearly basis preferabley from a specialist.
Diabetics in every age group of both type 1 and type 2 are at risk for retinopathy and should be sure to take the threat of blindness from diabetic retinopathy very seriously.