Patients With Psoriasis May be at Greater Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy

Patients with diabetes and psoriasis are significantly more likely to develop new-onset, diabetes-related microvascular and macrovascular complications than are psoriasis-free patients with diabetes, according to the results of a large study which was presented to the annual congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology in Prague. "In view of this greater likelihood of developing microvascular and macrovascular complications, clinicians may wish to consider closer disease management of diabetic patients with psoriasis," said Dr. [...]

2021-07-01T21:49:05+05:30July 1st, 2021|Diseases & Conditions|0 Comments

Does Diabetes Affect Cataract Surgery?

According to the National Eye Institute, diabetes can affect surgical outcomes for cataract surgery. Diabetes can result in complications like retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, and infections. The National Eye Institute found that these complications are more common in patients who have diabetes. Sometimes, diabetes has even led to blindness. Many people with diabetes have other health conditions that make it difficult to undergo surgery without risking their lives. In addition to diabetes, these conditions include [...]

2021-07-01T15:12:47+05:30July 1st, 2021|Diseases & Conditions, Surgery|0 Comments

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy?

What Diabetic Retinopathy Really Means Diabetic retinopathy refers to a group of eye diseases that affect people with diabetes. If not taken care, they can lead to blindness. Diabetic retinopathy affects the blood vessels in the retina. What Causes Diabetic Retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy is caused by changes to the blood vessels of the retina. Hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) causes blood vessels to leak, swell, and harden, which then tears and scars the retina. It is [...]

2021-06-30T17:20:41+05:30June 30th, 2021|Diseases & Conditions|0 Comments

Does Bariatric Surgery Help Diabetic Retinopathy?

Results from the STAMPEDE trial indicate that two years after bariatric surgery for patients with type 2 diabetes, there has been no change in diabetic retinopathy. Therefore, regular eye exams are still important. So say investigators presenting at last month's American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions. "I wasn't sure what gastric bypass would do to diabetic retinopathy," lead author Rishi P. Singh, MD, staff physician at the Cole Eye Institute, in Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, told Medscape [...]

2021-06-29T19:19:18+05:30June 29th, 2021|Diseases & Conditions, Treatment|0 Comments

What Is the Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema?

Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a common complication of diabetes and the leading cause of vision loss among adults aged 50 years and older. DME can be caused by increased blood sugar levels or high blood pressure. It is characterized by swelling of the retina, which can lead to blurred vision, distorted vision, and sometimes blindness. Which Drug is the Best for DME? In a new study, researchers included 4,854 people with diabetic retinopathy who [...]

2021-06-29T20:06:00+05:30June 29th, 2021|Treatment, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Prevalent Is Diabetic Macular Edema?

A study published in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology reveals that less than 50% of US adults with diabetic macular edema (DME) are told by their doctor that diabetes is the cause of their condition, and less than 60% have had a dilated eye exam in the last year. Whether caused by diabetes or not, DME is a serious condition that can lead to vision loss if left untreated. What is Diabetic Macular Edema? Diabetic macular [...]

2021-06-28T21:09:27+05:30June 28th, 2021|Diseases & Conditions|0 Comments

Presbyopia – Causes and Treatment You Must Know

Although there are different theories on the causes of presbyopia, it is brought on by a decrease in functionality of the eye’s crystalline lens. The ability to focus on near objects decreases, making it harder to read fine print or work on the computer. Age and Presbyopia If you are not using some form of vision correction by the age of 45, your eyes are ahead of the curve. Healthy eyes use a [...]

2020-01-17T07:28:50+05:30January 16th, 2020|Diseases & Conditions|0 Comments

How Long Can Cataract Surgery Be Postponed

For how long can cataract surgery be postponed? The answer is - it depends! There are multiple factors which will help you decide if you can delay the surgery. If your surgeon has diagnosed you with cataract, there is simply one treatment for it and that is surgery. Cataract is not a disease. It happens with aging. Cataract formation is a progressive cloudiness in the eye that happens to almost everyone with advancing age. [...]

2020-01-15T22:11:05+05:30January 15th, 2020|Treatment|0 Comments

Retina Laser Treatment for Prevention of Retinal Detachment

You have come to the right place if you want to know about retina laser treatment for ‘prevention’ of retinal detachment. High risk eyes are candidates for preventive treatment. Retina Laser Treatment is highly effective in preventing retinal detachment in high-risk eyes. Eyes known to have a substantial risk for retinal detachment include the fellow eye or second eye of someone who has experienced retinal detachment in the other eye. Any one who has had [...]

2019-12-30T23:43:10+05:30December 30th, 2019|Treatment|0 Comments

Retinoblastoma – Diagnosis, Treatment and FAQs

What Is Retinoblastoma? Retinoblastoma is the most frequently diagnosed eye cancer in children. It's a life threatening cancer of the retina within the back of the eye. Retinoblastoma is usually discovered in babies between the ages of 6 and 24 months, even though it can be seen at earlier or later ages. How Common Is Retinoblastoma? Retinoblastoma occurs in about 1 in 15,000 live births, and it's estimated to affect approximately 250 to 300 children [...]

2019-12-29T13:44:37+05:30December 29th, 2019|Diseases & Conditions|0 Comments
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