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2011-10-13 20:46:02

Older people are at increased risk of several eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and glaucoma. AMD can cause profound loss of central vision due to the breakdown of the eye's light-sensing cells in the retina. Cataracts cloud vision through clumping of proteins in the eye's lens. Glaucoma damages the optic nerve often due to increased pressure in the eye. The increase in type 2 diabetes, which is more common in older Americans and especially minorities,...

2011-09-02 12:07:31

IQWiG publishes final report on literature search / No major changes necessary On 22 August 2011, the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) published the results of a literature search for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the treatment of people with diabetes mellitus type 1. The aim of the report is to identify those recommendations from current guidelines of high methodological quality that may be relevant for the planned revision of the...

2011-08-31 11:27:46

A simple finger prick test during routine eye examinations at high street opticians could help to identify millions of people with previously undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes, according to new research. The researchers suggest earlier diagnosis could set people on the road to better management of the disease, which is the leading cause of blindness in the working age population, and that this could ultimately result in cost-savings for the NHS. The Durham University study suggests that...

2011-08-17 15:05:00

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGN) today announced that clinical data from four separate clinical studies of EYLEA(TM) (aflibercept injection) will be presented at the upcoming American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) meeting on Sunday, August 21 and Monday, August 22, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. The presentations are: "Analysis of 2,457 Patients in the Phase 3 VIEW 1 and VIEW 2 Studies Comparing VEGF Trap-Eye and...

2011-08-17 10:08:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many Americans suffer from diabetes and hypertension and, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, these individuals may have an increased risk of developing open-angle glaucoma (OAG). Joshua D. Stein, M.D., M.S., a glaucoma specialist at Kellogg, led a research team that recently reviewed billing records of more than 2 million people aged 40 and older who were enrolled in a managed care...


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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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