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 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

Latanoprost (Xalatan) Vs Travoprost (Travatan)

Latanoprost Ophthalmic Solution Latanoprost (brand name - Xalatan) is an effective eye medication. It is capable of treating two eye conditions- glaucoma and ocular hypertension. This medication treats the problem of increased pressure inside eyes. Eyes feel pressure due to fluid and this further leads to vision loss, pain in eyes and other such problems. Latanoprost is efficient in treating this condition. It gives relief to eyes by draining fluid form the eyes by increasing [...]

2019-12-29T09:11:47+05:30December 29th, 2019|Treatment|0 Comments

Read This before Using Brimonidine Tartrate Eye Drops

Brimonidine Tartrate (brand name Alphagan) is extremely useful medication to control high eye pressure in glaucoma and ocular hypertension. High pressure in eyes due to fluid can cause damage to optic nerves. Damage to nerves causes various eye problems like low vision, pain, and in some cases people lose vision completely. To overcome it is essential for safety of eyes. Brimonidine Tartrate eye drops is a relief provider. It decreases the amount of fluid in [...]

2019-12-21T21:16:23+05:30December 21st, 2019|Treatment|0 Comments

What Is Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution?

Timolol belongs to a group of drugs called beta-blockers. Timolol is an eye medication used to treat glaucoma (high pressure in the eye) alone or with other medications. Timolol Maleate ophthalmic solution is a non-selective ß-blocking agent and blocks both ß1 and ß 2 adrenergic receptors. Timolol (Maleate) is similar in action but more powerful than propranolol. It is available for both systemic and ophthalmic use. It slows the heart rate and reduces hypertension and [...]

2019-12-17T21:51:42+05:30December 17th, 2019|Treatment|0 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

Questions to Ask Before Cataract Surgery

Q: What is a cataract? A: A cataract is defined as a clouding of the lens of the eye that causes reduced vision. Q: What causes a cataract? A: Aging is the usual cause of cataract. Sometimes cataract may be caused by an injury to the eye or as a result of some other eye disease. Occasionally it may be due to the prolonged use of steroid medications. Patients with diabetes may develop cataract at [...]

2019-12-10T20:43:42+05:30December 10th, 2019|FAQs, Treatment|0 Comments

Glaucoma Surgery vs Eye Drops – Which is a Better Option?

Glaucoma surgery vs eye drops - this has always been a dilemma for patients of glaucoma as well as the treating doctors. Medical management is usually the preferred first line of therapy for glaucoma and surgery is commonly reserved for patients who are resistant to medical therapy, intolerant of glaucoma medication or simply non-compliant. However, there is ample evidence that a trabeculectomy (a gold standard for glaucoma surgery) performed early in the course of glaucoma [...]

2019-12-09T20:46:39+05:30December 9th, 2019|Treatment|0 Comments
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