Will insurance cover $2K drug for diabetic eye disease?

A new study shows that patients benefit from receiving an injection of the drug Lucentis in combination with the laser therapy.

Who gets more eye disease – Women or Men?

While men and women have many health differences, one difference that is probably not widely known is that women are more susceptible to eye disease and other eye conditions than men.

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.