Google “sees” heart attack risk in your eyes

New artificial intelligence (AI) developed by Google has the ability to predict whether a person has high blood pressure or is at a risk of heart attack or stroke. While the algorithms didn’t outperform conventional medical testing such as blood tests, the software does offer the potential of allowing doctors to provide a tool that […]

Diabetic retinopathy tied to risk of heart disease

Type 2 diabetes is defined as insulin resistance. When the body is unable to process insulin, glucose will not be correctly absorbed into cells and will thus accumulate in the bloodstream. High blood glucose can lead to a wide array of cardiovascular complications, such as diabetic retinopathy (DR), heart disease, and stroke. A recent study […]

Saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen Suffers Stroke

Strokes are not only limited to occurring in your brain. Did you know your eyes can also suffer a stroke?

Eye patients treated with Avastin face increased risk of stroke.

Eye patients undergoing treatment with Avastin face an increased risk of stroke or death compared to patients who are treated with Lucentis.

New anticoagulant, safer than Coumadin, receives FDA approval

A safer alternative to Coumadin, dabigatran (Pradaxa) was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This new drug is approved for preventing strokes and thrombosis in patients with atrial fibrillation.