Eye Disease

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

Professor Olov Rolandsson

Nerve Damage in Type 2 Diabetes can be Detected in the Eye

A 10-minute eye exam can tell whether or not a person with type 2 diabetes has nerve damage, according to new information.
Eylea

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...
Lloyd Paul Aiello

Lucentis Effective Against Diabetic Retinopathy

Results of a recent study show that Lucentis is highly effective at treating proliferative diabetic retinopathy and may be an alternative to laser therapy....

Vision Loss Due to Diabetes Rising Globally

Blindness and visual impairment due to diabetes is rising significantly around the world, but people from certain regions are experiencing more vision loss than...
Immune Matched Stem Cells

New Method Prevents Retinal Transplant Rejection, May Treat Retinal Diseases

A new treatment that prevents retinal transplant rejection using immune-matched stem cells may be used to treat age-related macular degeneration and other retinal diseases. Stem...
Diabetic Retinopathy and Depression

Diabetic Retinopathy Linked to Higher Depression Risk

Study details the association between severity of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema with symptoms of depression and anxiety in adults with diabetes. In a...
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Study: Nerve Damage Precedes Diabetic Retinopathy

New findings about the development of diabetic retinopathy represents a shift in the long-term understanding of these diabetes complications. A University of Iowa-led study of...

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...

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...
Eye Exam - Prevent Vision Loss in Diabetic Patients

New Way to Prevent Vision Loss and Diabetic Retinopathy Found

A study suggests a new way to prevent vision loss and diabetic retinopathy with minimal side effects - a discovery which could affect as...
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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...

Way to Restore Vision Using Stem Cells Discovered

Researchers have succeeded in producing photoreceptors from human embryonic stem cells, which can help restore vision in people suffering from macular degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration...

Study Finds Hidden Risk Factors for Cornea Condition

A large new study, published in the journal Ophthalmology, reveals previously unknown risk factors associated with keratoconus, an eye condition that causes serious progressive...

Nationwide Recall of Eye Wash and Irrigating Solutions

There is a reasonable probability of a potentially sight-threatening eye infection through the use of a contaminated eye wash or irrigating solution product. United Exchange...
Sugar Levels and Diabetes Complications

Lower HbA1c May Not Prevent Diabetes Complications

According to Mayo Clinic researchers, the HbA1c level targeted by physicians may not actually lower the risk of kidney, vision and neuropathy complications for...
Diabetic Retinopathy - New Target Found

New Treatment Target for Diabetic Retinopathy

New target for reducing dysfunctional blood vessel development in the eye in a condition called diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults, has been found.

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