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

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

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

How Long Does It Take to Go Blind From Glaucoma?

How fast does glaucoma progress? Generally speaking, if left untreated, common types of glaucoma can result in blindness in around 10-15 years. How long it will take to go blind from glaucoma depends on multiple factors such as: The type of glaucoma - open angle glaucoma, angle-closure glaucoma and normal pressure glaucoma for example can take several years to cause complete blindness while secondary glaucoma, neovascular glaucoma and phacomorphic glaucoma may result into total blindness [...]

2019-12-28T20:38:13+05:30December 28th, 2019|Diseases & Conditions|0 Comments

How to Sleep After Macular Hole Surgery

This is an account of a patient who went through macular hole surgery. Here, you will find answers to some of the common questions such as the following: What to expect after macular hole surgery? How to sleep after macular hole surgery? What happens after macular hole surgery? How to survive macular hole surgery? So here is how he went through the experience of discovering macular hole in his eye, consulting a doctor, having the [...]

2019-12-15T08:59:27+05:30December 15th, 2019|Diseases & Conditions, Surgery|4 Comments

How to Prevent and Reverse Macular Degeneration Naturally

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness among people over age 65. Symptoms appear slowly and painlessly and can be detrimental to central vision if left untreated. There is not way to reverse macular degeneration completely but the progression can be stalled and the ongoing damage to retina can be managed with the available modern treatment options. There are two types of macular degeneration: dry (more common, accounting for 90 percent of cases) and [...]

2019-12-11T20:48:59+05:30December 11th, 2019|Diseases & Conditions, Treatment|2 Comments
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