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. [...]

2021-07-01T21:49:05-05:00July 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 [...]

2021-07-01T15:12:47-05:00July 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 [...]

2021-06-30T17:20:41-05:00June 30th, 2021|Diseases & Conditions|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 [...]

2021-06-28T21:09:27-05:00June 28th, 2021|Diseases & Conditions|0 Comments

The Eye Is A Window To The Body

The eye is a unique organ to have transparent structures such as cornea, lens and vitreous. The transparency of these parts of the eye is vital to its function as an organ for visual perception. The light reflected from the objects around us passes through these parts to reach the retina and the visual information is then conveyed to the brain via the optic nerve. The occipital cortex of the brain actually interprets the visual [...]

2016-11-09T15:19:57-06:00November 25th, 2014|Eye Facts|0 Comments

Floaters in the Eyes – Ten Facts You Must Know

1. What are eye floaters? They are tiny specks floating in the visual field variously described as dark, black, brown or gray in color and may be visible as dots, threads, cobwebs or any irregular shape. A floater is not present in front of the eye or on the surface of the eye but is actually a shadow cast on the retina by cells, fibers or blood 'inside' the eye - in the vitreous as [...]

2019-12-06T20:23:34-06:00August 27th, 2014|Diseases & Conditions, Eye Care|0 Comments
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