Is There a Link Between Poverty, Obesity and Vision Loss?
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Is There a Link Between Poverty, Obesity and Vision Loss?

Obesity, like diabetes, has reached epidemic proportions in many countries. Poor diet, obesity and type 2 diabetes are heightened risk factors for a range of conditions including glaucoma, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy — one of the leading causes of blindness in the working population. Numerous studies on the ocular manifestations of…

What Are the High Blood Pressure Complications of Diabetes?
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What Are the High Blood Pressure Complications of Diabetes?

It is quite common for persons living with diabetes to develop hypertension and vice versa. In fact, in many cases, patients are diagnosed with hypertension during their routine visits to a doctor for diabetes control. Hypertension – or elevated blood pressure – puts extra strain on your blood vessels and can critically increase your risk…

What is the Best Treatment For Diabetic Retinopathy?

What is the Best Treatment For Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common complications caused by diabetes. If left untreated, it may affect the eyesight of the patient resulting in blindness. The latest scientific research studies have led to improved outcomes in the management of this condition. Below is a brief discussion about the latest treatments available to patients. Below…

How AI & Smartphones Can Help to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy
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How AI & Smartphones Can Help to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy

In one of our previous blog posts, we discussed briefly how technology will develop and aid in the screening process for diabetes patients. Today we will look more in-depth into artificial intelligence (AI) and its development in regards to screening for diabetic retinopathy (DR). According to statistics, 3 billion people used smartphones around the world…