diabetic retinopathy

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.

Eye Nerve Cells & Blood Vessels Communicate to Maintain Vision

A new study shows that the nerve cells and blood vessels in the eye are constantly in communication with each other in order to maintain healthy blood flow and avoid blood vessel overgrowth.

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.