Diabetes Eye Problems
Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy
Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy, a complication from diabetes mellitus, is currently the leading cause of blindness in the United States. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) estimated that in the years 2005 to 2008, 4.2 million Americans had some form of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the small blood vessels of the retina of the eye, which can result in changes to vision and even blindness. If someone with diabetes has had very...
Retinopathy and Therapeutic Alternatives, Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)
Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) Retinopathy and Therapeutic Alternatives A 5-year follow-up of antioxidant supplements in type 2 diabetes retinopathy was published in the European Journal of Ophthalmology by Dr. Garcia-Medina and his co-investigators. In their study, 105 T2D patients with nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (DR) were studied and followed for 5 years. According to the study, there was a retardation of progression of DR in the subgroup with antioxidant supplements. In conclusion, they recommend oral antioxidant...
Cataracts And Diabetes, A Secret Not Told Enough…
Cataracts And Diabetes, A Secret Not Told Enough You sat at your ophthalmologist office waiting for your doctor and you unintentionally search around the waiting room and discover most patients are seniors: you quickly start to wonder whether you are seeing a senior-only ophthalmologist. The bad news is this is happening all over the country. Most patients that you are seeing around you who are over 50 years old could be cataract patients. As the...
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