Screening helps estimate risk of diabetic retinopathy

Researchers at the Cheltenham General Hospital in the United Kingdom were able to use the results of two consecutive years of photographic screening to determine which patients where most likely to develop sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy. The study was detailed online in Diabetes Care. Researchers looked at longitudinal data from retinal photographs in the population-based National […]

Lucentis slows progression of diabetic retinopathy

A three-year study reveals that a drug used to treat macular degeneration may also be effective in slowing the progression of diabetic retinopathy. The study was conducted at the University of Wisconsin and researchers evaluated the use of Lucentis to help treat diabetic retinopathy. 700 people participated in the study and researchers determined that not […]

Lucentis deemed safe for diabetic macular edema

Lucentis (ranibizumab) which was approved to treat diabetic macular edema (DME) in the United States back in August of this year, has been found to be safe for long-term use in treating the condition. Researchers conducted a 2-year study to evaluate long-term safety and efficacy with the goal being to determine the incidence of ocular […]

Vision loss a frequent occurence after glaucoma surgery

Patients undergoing trabeculectomy need to be aware of the possible complications and risk of either temporary or permanent vision loss associated with trabeculectomy.

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Can a Tuberculosis vaccine cure insulin dependent diabetes?

Researchers found that the generic drug BCG was able to temporarily reverse Type 1 Diabetes in humans.

New study shows that resveratrol may curb diabetes

Antioxidants found in resveratrol were associated with a reduction in type-2 diabetes.

Omega-3 fish oils may be the key to prevention of diabetic retinopathy

A new study indicates that omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent the development of retinopathy.

Diabetic patients should have annual eye exam

An evaluation of recent research shows that basic eye exams by non-specialists are accurate at identifying early cases of diabetic retinopathy.

Certain medications slow diabetic retinopathy

The ACCORD Eye Study offers hope to diabetic patients dealing with diabetic retinopathy. The study showed that intensive glycemic control and lipid-reduction therapy can hinder the advancement of diabetic retinopathy in older patients who have diagnosed cardiovascular risk factors along with type 2 diabetes.