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Losing sight
Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013
A study finds more Americans of working age are losing ability to see.

Sharp Rise in Diabetic Eye Disease Makes American Diabetes Month Ever More Important
Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults in the United States. According to recent studies funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), diabetic retinopathy, one of the most common and debilitating complications of diabetes, increased by 3.7 million new cases over the last decade.

New Drug for Diabetes-Related Vision Loss Approved
Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The new drug Lucentis has been approved to treat diabetic macular edema.

Anti-VEGF Shot Improves Sight for Diabetes Patients
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012
Advantages in improved visual acuity seen with bevacizumab injections are maintained long term for diabetic macular edema patients compared with improvements from laser surgery.

An Eye On Sight
Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2011
About 14 million people ages 12 and older have vision problems. Although 80 percent of these problems can be corrected with glasses, that still leaves a lot of Americans with more serious problems in sight.

The Latest on Vitamin D: Is More Better?
Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2011
Does vitamin D really help to prevent type 2 diabetes? Does having a deficiency lead to complications? The latest research on this topic seems to suggest the answer may be "yes" to both of these questions.

Sleeping Difficulties Increase Risk of Eye Disease in People with Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011
People with Type 2 diabetes who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more at risk of losing their sight due to severe retinopathy, as well as foot problems and possible amputation because of neuropathy.

Why Some Diabetes Patients Have No Complications Even After 50 Years
Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2011
Some people who have survived diabetes for many decades exhibit remarkably few complications, a discovery that points toward the presence of protective factors that guard against the disease's effects.

Anti-VEGF Drug Reverses Diabetic Vision Loss
Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2011
Patients headed toward blindness because of diabetic macular edema showed substantial gains in visual acuity after two years of treatment with the angiogenesis inhibitor drug ranibizumab (Lucentis), its manufacturer said.

Glycemic Levels Predict Risk of Retinopathy
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011
Both short- and long-term measures of blood glucose can be used to predict the risk of retinopathy.

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