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2011-11-07 08:00:00

Rodney P. Coe, M.D., M.S., a fellowship trained vitreoretinal specialist, has joined the Retina Group of New York. The Retina Group of New York was founded by James M. Maisel, M.D and has been providing tertiary medical and surgical retinal care on Long Island for over 25 years. Dr. Coe completed his ophthalmic residency training at the Downstate Medical Center of the State University of New York (SUNY) in Brooklyn, NY. He then finished his vitreoretinal fellowship at the University of...

2011-11-06 11:00:00

Eyecare Medical Group in Portland, Maine wishes to announce that Prevent Blindness America has designated November as National Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Portland, Maine (PRWEB) November 06, 2011 âœOur patients should feel particularly confident as both Scott Steidl, M.D. and Jackie Nguyen, M.D. are fellowship trained Vitreoretinal specialists at Eyecare Medical Group. They can attend to even the most complex diabetic eye disease and...

2011-11-04 21:14:14

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common and debilitating complications of diabetes. During National Diabetes Month, the National Eye Institute (NEI), a part of the National Institutes of Health, is encouraging people with diabetes to get annual dilated eye exams and take steps to avoid vision loss. About 28.5 percent of U.S. adults age 40 and older with diabetes have diabetic retinopathy, a condition that causes blood vessels of the retina to swell and leak fluid. The retina is the...

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...


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