Diabetic Retinopathy in Austin Diabetic Retinopathy: Tips for Managing Your Eye Health with Diabetes

Individuals with diabetes are at increased risk of developing certain eye conditions. This includes diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness in American adults. With proper treatment, the progression of this eye disease can be stopped and vision loss can be prevented. Dr. Irshad is board-certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and can help […]

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Diabetes and Eye Care

Diabetes and Eye Care

According to the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report, over 29 million Americans have diabetes. Of these 29 million, approximately 25% have some form of diabetic retinopathy, a disease caused by the deterioration of blood vessels that nourish the retina.

First Drug for Diabetic Retinopathy Approved by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) for treatment of diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema.

Diabetic Retinopathy & Race Risk Factors

Research has shown that Latinos are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than non-Hispanic Whites. Lifestyle and diet have been blamed for these higher rates, but researches from the University of Illinois at Chicago wanted to see if genetic ancestry also contributed to the development of diabetic retinopathy.

National Diabetes Month: A Perfect Time to Schedule Your Annual Eye Exam

November is National Diabetes Month and a perfect reminder for individuals with diabetes to schedule their annual eye exam.