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

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

‘3nethra Neo’ to Detect Retinopathy of Prematurity in Premature Babies

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a condition of retina which affects premature newborns with low birth weight. Two risk factors for ROP are associated systemic illnesses and high concentration of oxygen which is usually given to premature babies. A company based in Bengaluru, India 'Forus Health' has developed an imaging system which they call as '3nethra Neo'. This is a hand-held and easy-to-use device to detect cases of retinopathy of prematurity. "There is no moving [...]

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