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Diabetes Drug May Prevent Blindness
Our bodies are complex, interconnected systems. That means one health problem may be linked to another seemingly unrelated condition. Likewise, a treatment for one disease may treat a totally different disease.
When to Screen Diabetic Eyes
Diabetes patients are faced with the possibility of many complications, including eye problems. The American Diabetes Association recommends that people with diabetes get their eyes checked at least once a year.
Looking into the Eyes of Diabetes
Spotting eye disease early can help diabetes patients avoid blindness and other vision problems. The first step of early detection and treatment is knowing which diabetes patients are most at risk for eye disease.
Hypertension and Diabetes Increase Glaucoma Risk
Coping with diabetes or hypertension alone can prove trying. But those same individuals also may be at an increased risk of developing glaucoma.
Cedars-Sinai to Probe Diabetic Eye Problems
Damage to a key portion of the eye is a common problem for diabetics. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among adults.
Signs Are in the Eye
The eye may be the gateway to the soul, but it also could be where doctors can look for signs of nerve damage caused by diabetes.
Whoa Nelly!
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss in Americans under the age of 65. A new study shows there are now two therapies that may slow down the progression of this sight robbing disease.
Retinopathy: Not Just for Diabetics
Once thought of as a diabetics-only eye disease, retinopathy can affect those whose blood glucose levels are higher than normal on a consistent basis.