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Diabetic Eye Damage Tied to Ethnicity
From your head to your toes, diabetes can cause problems throughout the body. Even your eyes can be affected by diabetes.
Seeing Better on Cholesterol Meds
Over 2.7 million people over 40 years old in the U.S. are affected by glaucoma. New research findings may offer a way those predisposed to the disease can reduce their risk. 
All and Mighty Eyes
The eyes may be sensitive at times, but they are tough. And new research shows that parts of them may be able to combat diseases.
Gaming Visuals For The Blind
For the blind, learning the layouts of new places just got a little easier.
Eye Damage in Type 1 Plus Celiac
Celiac disease (a condition that damages the small intestine) may boost the risk of type 1 diabetes. But that may not be where the damage ends. Celiac disease could lead to problems down the road for diabetes patients.
Low "Good" Cholesterol Bad in Diabetes
If you have diabetes, you could end up having problems in many parts of the body, including the heart, kidneys or eyes. If you want to protect yourself against these problems, you may need to keep a closer eye on your cholesterol.
First Drug for Diabetic Eye Disease
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials have approved Lucentis ( ranibizumab injection) as the first drug capable of treating a severe eye disease that develops in individuals with diabetes.
Micro-needles Could Improve AMD Treatment
Delivering injected medication to the back of the eye for conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older adults, can be challenging for doctors.
Fewer Seniors Visually Impaired
Just 25 years ago, nearly a quarter of older adults had difficulty reading a newspaper because of poor eyesight. That number has dropped substantially in recent years.
Eye Damage in Diabetes and Hypertension
Both high blood pressure and eye problems are common complications of diabetes. Now, new research reveals how high blood pressure affects vision in diabetes patients.