Posts Tagged ‘diabetic macular edema’

A Year In Review

By editor
February 20, 2018

What does diabetes have to do with my eyes?

By editor
November 6, 2017

Diabetes can harm your vision, or even cause blindness. With diabetes, your body does not use sugar the right way. This can affect the blood vessels (arteries and veins) in your eyes and other parts of your body. What is diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy is the eye disease people with diabetes get most often. It...  read more

Diabetic Eye Disease Month

By editor
November 2, 2017

November 1 - 30 Can people with diabetes prevent the onset of diabetic eye disease? During this observance, we offer information to help the 3.6 million Americans, age 40 and older who suffer from diabetic eye disease. For more information visit us, Diabetic Eye Disease page or call for an appointment, 212-832-9228

Many eye disorders, seem to favor women over men

By editor
October 17, 2017

Women often manage families’ health concerns. But when it comes to them, they are last on their list. Two-thirds of blindness and other visual impairments in the world occur in women. There are various reasons for this, women generally live longer than men and women have hormonal fluctuations during their lives that negatively affect their...  read more

Docs May Miss Major Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors

By editor
April 28, 2017

HealthDay News April 27, 2017 A condition called age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may be going undiagnosed too often, new research suggests. The new study involved 644 people aged 60 and older who were found to have normal eye health in their most recent examination by either a primary eye care ophthalmologist or optometrist. However, when...  read more

Regained Eyesight After 20 Years

By editor
December 5, 2016

Brooklyn Man Regains Eyesight After Being Blind For Nearly 20 Years December 3, 2016 Kevin Coughlin who was blind for nearly 20 years regained his eyesight, without the help of doctors or medicine. For years, he needed his guide dog to help him around. But now, Coughlin is, as he puts it, “un-blinded.” The thick...  read more

Mini-camera on glasses helps blind people 'read'

By editor
May 11, 2016

HealthDay News May 5, 2016 A device mounted onto eyeglasses enables people considered legally blind to "read" and perform other day-to-day activities, according to researchers. The device, called OrCam, features a miniature camera with optical character-recognition technology. The camera deciphers text and then "reads" it to the user through an earpiece. The device can even...  read more

Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision Checks

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March 7, 2016

TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 There's just not enough good data to say whether or not seniors should be routinely screened for vision trouble by their primary care physicians, an influential panel of U.S. experts reports. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) believes current data isn't adequate to assess the potential benefits and harms of...  read more

Study Compares Drugs for Common Diabetic Eye Disease

By editor
March 3, 2016

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 People with diabetes are at risk for blurred vision or even a loss of vision from a condition called macular edema. Three drugs for the disease -- Avastin, Eylea and Lucentis vary widely in price, but new research suggests all work equally well for patients with mild vision loss. However, when...  read more

Tips for Healthier Eyes

By editor
December 16, 2015

1. Take a 20-Second Computer Break. Staring at a computer (or any digital screen) won’t hurt your eyes, but it can make them feel tired and dry. Surprisingly, we blink about half as often when we’re looking at a screen. Follow the 20/20/20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look at least 20 feet away for at...  read more