Eye Care Updates

cataract diagram
3Aug, 2016

CATARACTS BY TYPE

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There are three primary types of age-related cataracts. A “nuclear sclerotic” cataract is characterized by clouding and hardening of the eye lens at its center. When a nuclear cataract first develops, it can bring about a brief improvement in near vision (“second sight”), which is only temporary. A “cortical” cataract forms on the periphery of the lens cortex and develops spoke-like projections that extend from the outside of the lens toward the center. A “posterior subcapsular” cataract begins at the back of the lens. This type of cataract may develop in those with diabetes or patients […]
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bi-section of eyeball
18Feb, 2016

NEW TREATMENT FOR DIABETIC EYE DISEASE

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"Proliferative diabetic retinopathy” (PDR), which is responsible for 12,000 to 24,000 new cases of blindness in the United States annually, is a diabetes-related disorder involving progressive damage to the retina caused by leaky blood vessels. ...ranibizumab injections could be the first new treatment for proliferative diabetic retinopathy in many years.
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bi-section of eyeball
29Oct, 2015

DIABETIC EYE DISEASE

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“Diabetic eye disease” refers to a group of eye problems. These include cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and blindness. Diabetic individuals with proliferative retinopathy can reduce their risk of blindness by 95 percent with timely treatment and appropriate follow-up care.
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1May, 2015

KEEPING AN EYE ON DIABETES

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If diabetics allow chronic high glucose levels to damage small blood vessels in their retinas, they can develop “diabetic retinopathy.” While the condition generally causes no symptoms in its early stage, it can eventually lead to blurry vision, floaters, flashes of light in the peripheral area of vision, and even sudden blindness in one eye. To prevent these unwanted outcomes, those with diabetes are strongly urged to control their blood sugar, blood cholesterol, and blood pressure and get regular eye exams. It is also important that the eye doctor monitor the development of “diabetic macular edema,” […]
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