How to Stop Glaucoma Progression (Practical Tips)

How to Stop Glaucoma Progression

Glaucoma Is Still Underdiagnosed Glaucoma affects millions of people worldwide, but most don’t know they’re at risk until their vision starts deteriorating. According to the Baltimore Eye Survey (BES), approximately half of people who suffer from glaucoma go undiagnosed for years before they seek treatment. One major factor contributing to the lack of early detection … Read more

Does Everyone Get Cataracts? (Explained)

Does Everyone Get Cataracts

Does Everyone Get Cataracts Eventually? In a word, yes – but not necessarily at the same time. While cataracts tend to develop in one eye first, they eventually develop in the other eye as well, usually within a few months or years of the initial onset. Cataracts are a normal part of the aging process. … Read more

Patients With Psoriasis May be at Greater Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy

psoriasis 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 … Read more

Does Diabetes Affect Cataract Surgery?

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 … Read more

Does Bariatric Surgery Help Diabetic Retinopathy?

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 … Read more