How Is Diabetic Retinopathy Diagnosed And Treated
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How Is Diabetic Retinopathy Diagnosed And Treated

Early diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy is key to prevent vision loss.   Diabetic retinopathy refers to a condition caused due to the damage to the retina in patients with diabetes. Uncontrolled diabetes can result in the persistently elevated levels of sugar in the blood due to which the light-sensitive part of the eye…

How To Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy?
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How To Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common complications of diabetes. It’s an eye condition that affects blood vessels in the retina, the innermost layer lining the back of the inside the eye. It occurs due to damage to the small capillaries that supply blood to the light-sensitive retina at the back of the eye….

Guide to OCT Eye Scans & Real-Time Scanners
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Guide to OCT Eye Scans & Real-Time Scanners

There’s exciting news on dealing with retinal issues, many of which are diabetes-related: European researchers have developed a new real-time scanner to create a full image of the moving eye, without any blurring. Teaming up with the photonics innovation hub ACTPHAST 4R, scientists at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam are moving their scanner concept to demonstrator…

The Role of Antioxidants in Diabetes
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The Role of Antioxidants in Diabetes

People with diabetes have an increased risk of developing serious health problems, including diabetic retinopathy – one of the leading causes of blindness in the global working age population. Early detection through regular eye checks is critical to prevent diabetic retinopathy, which is linked to high levels of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol, and…

When to Seek Diabetic Eye Care

When to Seek Diabetic Eye Care

Vision impairment and blindness due to diabetes can be prevented in 95% of the cases. A wealth of scientific studies shows that early detection of diabetic retinopathy, one of the leading causes of blindness in the global working age population, is crucial to ensure timely treatment to avoid permanent visual loss. As presented in the…

How Diabetic Retinopathy Can Cause Blindness
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How Diabetic Retinopathy Can Cause Blindness

It is a little-known fact that diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. This is especially true among the working age population. The reason is that the risk of developing sight-threatening eye disease increases significantly after living with diabetes for 20 years. Diabetic Retinopathy damages the small blood vessels inside…

What Problems Can Laser Eye Surgery Solve?

What Problems Can Laser Eye Surgery Solve?

This is a guest post from David Allamby of  Focus Clinics, London, England Over recent years, the public demand for laser eye surgery has risen, with an approximated 30-50 million procedures being performed worldwide. We’ve witnessed significant technological advancements over the last 30 years, ultimately this provides eye surgeons with a greater understanding about who…