I have been type 1 for almost 30 years now and thankfully have had no significant complications to date, although I confess my control has not been the best over recent years. That aside, I developed a significant floater in my right eye about 2 years ago. I was told by my hospital ophthalmologist upon referral by my optician it was due to a bleed in the eye caused by diabetes although I did not need nor have I ever needed laser treatment. I was told it would be absorbed. Fred out of central field of view but never went away. Recently, about 9 weeks ago now, it shifted back or I had another small bleed. When I attended diabetic hospital review a couple of weeks after that the same consultant again was very dismissive and said it was due to diabetes and would probably be absorbed. This time I was fortunate to have private medical insurance through promotion at work and saw a specialist. He confirmed it was extremely unlikely to be connected to my diabetes and more likely due to a trauma or contraction of the vitreous pulling on the retina which can occur with age. (I am 55) Long story short I am now due to have surgery tomorrow (vitrectomy). I am raging with the diabetic clinic eye screening and am posting this as a cautionary tale.