Latest Diabetic retinopathy Stories

2012-05-07 09:16:34

Nutriceutical offers hope to those facing blindness There may be new found hope for patients whose vision is threatened when medicine injected directly into the eyes fails to cause abnormal blood vessels to recede. While injectable drugs called angiogenesis (an-gee-oh-jen-esis) inhibitors are considered a modern miracle and have become the standard of care for patients with the fast-progressive form of macular degeneration, they are not foolproof. For the first time researchers report that...

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2012-05-02 08:50:45

Image Credit: Photos.com --- Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Mark your calendars: May is Healthy Vision Month. Since 2003, the National Eye Institute (NEI) has promoted May with this national eye health observance. During Health Vision Month, NEI hopes to increase awareness about early diagnosis and treatment of vision loss. The NEI, under the National Institute of Health (NIH), helps develop the federal government´s research on the visual system and eye diseases. The NIH is...

2012-04-10 09:10:30

A randomized controlled trial involving patients with persistent clinically significant diabetic macular edema (swelling of the retina) suggests the greater efficacy of bevacizumab compared with macular laser therapy that was previously demonstrated at 12 months was maintained through 24 months, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Ophthalmology, a JAMA Network publication. Modified Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) macular laser therapy (MLT) has...

2012-03-16 05:44:20

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Look into your brain! A new study reveals people with mild vascular disease are more likely to have problems with memory skills and thinking. Damage to the retina is called retinopathy. Researchers found people with mild vascular disease with retinopathy are more likely to have problems with thinking and memory skills because they may also have vascular disease in the brain. In the study, the damage was mild enough to not cause significant symptoms. The study...

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