Posts Tagged ‘diabetic macular edema’

Metformin May Help Prevent Eye Disease in People With Type 2 Diabetes

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November 5, 2018

October 31, 2018 Metformin, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels, helped people with diabetes lower their chances of developing age-related macular degeneration. Metformin has established itself as the medication of choice when it comes to the first-line treatment of type 2 diabetes. In addition to lowering blood sugar, the medication may extend lives, lower heart...  read more


Blue Light from Your Phone May Be Permanently Damaging Your Eyes

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August 28, 2018

Fact Checked August 24, 2018 Too much screen time can wreck your eyes. Smart phones, laptops, and other handheld devices all transmit light. However, the blue light in particular may be toxic for your eyes. Scientists at the University of Toledo may have discovered how blue light emitted from your technology has a potential to...  read more


A Year In Review

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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'

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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