Mechanism that causes blindness in diabetics is discovered.

A researcher has discovered the process which causes retinal cells to die, causing blindness in diabetic patients.

Avatar in 3D might cause visual problems in some people

3D movies are making a huge comeback these days. Moviegoers flocked to the blockbuster “Avatar” and were dazzled by the 3D images. However, for a small percentage of people, 3D movies can be a real headache.

Poor impulse control associated with Type 2 Diabetes

A recent study published in the online journal BioPsychoSocial Medicine reveals that type 2 diabetics were much more likely to demonstrate poor impulse control in psychological testing than healthy people.

Diabetic African-Americans may need to adjust diet

Diabetic African-American patients may benefit from a reduction of calories and sodium in their diets. Regulating caloric and sodium intake may reduce the development and progression of diabetic retinopathy.

Laser therapy preferred for diabetic retinal disease

Diabetic macular edema is a leading cause of blindness among those dealing with diabetes. Laser photocoagulation is still the preferred method of treatment despite successful use of corticosteroid injections.

Optical Coherence Tomography Aids in Diagnosing Eye Disease

An Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scan enables eye doctors to see all ten layers of the retina.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and many people do not realize that this disease can have devastating effects on their eyes.

Mediterranean Diet Helps Control Diabetes Better than Low-Fat Diet

Eating a Mediterranean diet helps lower the risk for type 2 Diabetes mellitus.

Diabetes Mellitus and The Eye

Insulin, a hormone manufactured by the islet cells in the Pancreas, is critical to good health. Insulin doesn?t dissolve glucose; rather, it moves glucose (simple sugar) out of the bloodstream and into the cells in muscle and the liver, where it is converted into glycogen, an energy storage molecule. There are two forms of Diabetes, […]