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2013-02-06 23:03:43

The Retina Group of New York (RGONY) with offices in Hicksville and Hauppauge, NY, has announced the availability of JETREA® (Ocriplasmin), the first non-surgical treatment for patients with symptomatic Vitreo-macular Adhesion (VMA) or Vitreo-macular Traction (VMT). Hicksville and Hauppauge, NY (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 The Retina Group of New York (RGONY) with offices in Hicksville and Hauppauge, NY, has announced the availability of JETREA® (Ocriplasmin), the first non-surgical...

2013-01-08 10:16:32

A new study has found that adults with diabetes in Ontario are getting significantly fewer government-funded eye exams than they were a decade ago, a key component of high-quality diabetes care essential to preventing diabetes-related eye complications. The decrease is an unintended consequence of the provincial government´s decision in 2004 to delist routine eye exams from the Ontario Health Insurance Plan for healthy adults under age 65, said lead researcher Dr. Tara Kiran....

2012-12-18 11:29:55

A new therapeutic approach to diabetes that combines insulin and an inhibitor of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) betacellulin could limit the progression of diabetic macular edema (DME), Cleveland Clinic researcher Bela Anand-Apte, MD, PhD, said at the American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting, on Dec. 17 in San Francisco. The study, conducted with insulin-dependent diabetic mice, showed that by thwarting "cross-talk" between insulin and betacellulin (BTC), which promotes the...

Increase In Vision Impairment Associated With Higher Prevalence Of Diabetes
2012-12-12 12:17:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Vision loss that has been associated with diabetes has been on the incline in the US, with a 20 percent increase seen in less than 10 years. As prevalence of diabetes is also on the rise, and is now being seen more and more in younger people, health experts are worried that a growing number of people are going to suffer from vision problems–notably nonrefractive vision impairment (NVI). Publishing the results of a new study...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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