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
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