Eye Disease

Current news, research and stories about eye disease, including diabetic retinopathy, blindness, glaucoma, eye pressure, cataracts, and more.

Journal: Ophthalmology - September 2015

Better Detection and Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Using UWF Imaging

Damage in retinal periphery closely matches loss of blood flow in people with diabetes and a different imaging test may aid in earlier detection...

Metformin May Reduce Risk of Open-Angle Glaucoma in Diabetic Patients

A new study finds that taking the medication metformin hydrochloride was associated with reduced risk of developing the sight-threatening disease open-angle glaucoma in people...

New Way of Preventing Diabetes-Related Blindess Found

Several recently developed drugs slow progression to proliferative diabetic retinopathy, but do not reliably prevent it. New research points to a new treatment that...

Hba1C Levels Did Not Improve After Personalized Education and Assessment from Ophthalmologist

Personalized education and risk assessment for people with diabetes visiting the ophthalmologist did not improve hemoglobin A1c levels or glycemic control.Providing personalized education and...

New Treatment Opportunity to Help Preserve Vision in Diabetics

Joslin research boosts evidence for a new class of treatments to help preserve vision in people with diabetes, including diabetic macular edema and retinopathy.Diabetic...
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Virtual Reality a New Tool for Evaluating Balance in Glaucoma Patients

People living with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to get glaucoma. Falls are a leading cause of injury and death, and the risk...
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FDA Approves Eylea to Treat Diabetic Retinopathy and DME

Breakthrough therapy designation granted to Eylea for the treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy with Diabetic Macular Edema. Eylea is administered by a physician once a...

FDA Expands the Approved Use for Lucentis to Treat Diabetic Retinopathy in Patients with...

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and is a leading cause of blindness in adults in the United States. According to...

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