Eye Disease

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

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...
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...

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...
Diabetic Retinopathy Breakthrough Could Prevent Blindess

Discovery Could Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy, Blindness

Scientists have round a therapeutic target for diabetes-related blindness that could prevent one of the most common and debilitating side effects of diabetes -...

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...
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.
Children with Diabetes - Not Getting Proper Eye Care

Diabetic Children Not Screened Properly for Retinopathy

Diabetes among youths has been steadily increasing, but proper evaluations for diabetic retinopathy are falling short of recommendations. Many youths with type 1 and 2...

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...
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...
NIH funded this study

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...
virtual reality tool to test balance

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...
Paolo Silva - Diabetes Retinopathy Research

New Scanning Technology Benefits Diabetic Eye Care

After examining more than 25,000 patients, researchers found that by using a new scanning technology, diabetic retinopathy can be identified from a remote location...
Test for diabetes blindness and amputation

Free Tool Predicts Blindness and Amputation Risk in Diabetics

Researchers from University of Nottingham have developed software that helps predict the risk of blindness and amputation in people living with type 1 or...
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...
Game Changing Diabetic Eye Treatment Success Can Be Predicted

Discovery Predicts Who Responds Best to Game-Changing Diabetic Eye Disease Treatment

Researchers have found a biomarker that predicts which diabetic patients will respond best to a common diabetic complication.

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