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2012-08-20 23:00:57

On August 13th, Atlanta LASIK surgeon Dr. Ashraf released findings about the drug Lucentis, approved by the FDA and used to treat eye conditions like Diabetic Macular Edema. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 20, 2012 On August 13th, Dr. Ashraf of the Atlanta Vision Institute released information about a study that was performed using Lucentis, a drug approved by the FDA that treats Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Macular Edema (DME). AMD is an eye condition that is common among...

2012-08-07 22:55:50

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center study analyzes hemoglobin A1C levels in blacks, whites Healthcare providers should take into account differences among racial groups when using hemoglobin A1C levels to diagnose and monitor diabetes, new research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggests. In a study published Aug. 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers analyzed National Health and Nutrition Survey data from 2005 to 2008 to examine the association between...

2012-08-02 15:32:26

Vision scientists have discovered a new avenue for the treatment of vision loss, one of complications of Parkinson´s disease. Gentle, non-invasive treatment with a soft infra-red light can potentially protect and heal the damage that occurs to the human retina in in Parkinson´s disease, says Professor Jonathan Stone from The Vision Centre and The University of Sydney. “Near infra-red light (NIR) treatment has long been known to promote the healing of wounds in soft...

2012-07-13 10:37:01

Hypertension frequently coexists in patients with diabetes. A new University of Georgia study shows why the co-morbid conditions can result in impaired vision. "Results showed early signals of cell death in eyes from diabetic animals within the first six weeks of elevated blood pressure. Later, the tiny blood vessels around the optic nerve that nourish the retina and affect visual processing showed signs of decay as early as 10 weeks after diabetic animals develop hypertension," said Azza...


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