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A treatment for blindness

...s to have long-term benefits. Children born with retinopathy in prematurity (ROP) have an abnormal growth of blood vessels along the surface of the retina.If this is not treated , the condition can lead to legal blindness in about 60 percent of patients. A surgical procedure Cryotherapy, is employed in which...

Risk Factors for vision problems in Diabetes

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common disorder seen in diabetics. New...le between ages 52 and 70 years. The prevalence of retinopathy was measured among participants, who either had normal glucose metabolism, impaired glucose metaboli...

Animals Can give us a second chance at life

...otion,” he says. Betsy Ray has diabetes. “I’ve got retinopathy in my eyes,” she says. “I have cataracts.” George Jones has kidney failure “I guess if it wasn’t for dialysis, I wouldn’t be here.” Some doctors predict pigs will cure them. “The holy grail of all this is a pig whose organs are not recognized as pi...

Animals can give us a second chance at life

...otion,” he says. Betsy Ray has diabetes. “I’ve got retinopathy in my eyes,” she says. “I have cataracts.” George Jones has kidney failure “I guess if it wasn’t for dialysis, I wouldn’t be here.” Some doctors predict pigs will cure them. “The holy grail of all this is a pig whose organs are not recognized as pig...

Vision Loss Due To Diabetic Retinopathy a Major Cause Of Concern

Diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of vision loss among adults. Abou...festyle restrictions for 45 patients with diabetic retinopathy with an average age of about 67. Nearly 70 percent had worse than 20/60 vision in the better eye and...

A Rise In Eye Complications In Diabetics

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U...this disease. Specialists say even though diabetic retinopathy is a disease occurring only among persons with [diabetes], the prevalence of [diabetes] in the gener...

Artificially made protein to inhibit angiogenesis

...linding wet form of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and tumors, corneal injuries etc. The research was published in the last issue of the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science....

Diabetic retinopathy in pre-diabetes conditions

Researchers have found the occurrence diabetic retinopathy in a number of people// with pre-diabetic conditio...ar attacks and stroke. The occurrence of diabetic retinopathy in people in the condition of impaired glucose tolerance suggests that changes in the eyes due to bl...

Ruboxistaurin (RBX) may prevent vision loss in diabetic patients

... common complications of diabetes causing diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. Diabetic retinopathy is characterised by damage to small blood vessels in the retina and causes severe vision loss. Diabe...

Lymph Cell Growth In Eyes Related To Macrophages

... vessels in retinas could aid in treating diabetic retinopathy by removing fluids leaking from abnormal blood ves... is this leaking fluid, characteristic of diabetic retinopathy that can permanently damage the retina and vision. The team is now researching the same process in ...

knowledge of proliferative sickle cell retinopathy can help Prevent eye trauma

... patients with symptoms. Proliferative sickle cell retinopathy (PSR) is the principal contributor to visual loss,..., and natural history of proliferative sickle cell retinopathy (PSR) in a patient population free from the bias of symptomatic referral, followed from birth. Thi...

Breastfeeding To Reduce Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

...t predominant ones include heart disease, diabetic retinopathy (damage to eyes, can lead to blindness), diabetic neuropathy (damage to nerves) and diabetic nephropathy (damage to kidney). In conclusion, more clinical studies are clearly indicated to better understand the physiological mechanisms behind the ob...

Visually impaired prefer specially enhanced TV

...hose suffering from macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other causes of low vision. The research fin...s age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy and other diseases that impair the central vision. AMD destroys the tiny central part of the retina ...

Increased Risk Of Losing Sight In Obese People.

...tic nerve of the eye causes blindness. Diabetic retinopathy – due to diabetes blood vessels in the retina are damaged. The researchers said that people are not aware of the relationship between obesity and eye disorders. The progress of these ocular problems is quicker in obese people. The common mechanis...

Increased Risk of Eye Disease in Obese

...eye lens leading to difficulty in vision. Diabetic retinopathy occurs due to complication of diabetes, which occurs due to damage to the blood vessels of the retina leading to vision loss....

Marijuana Compound Offers Hope In Diabetic Retinopathy Prevention

... retina, eventually leading to blindness. Diabetic retinopathy that affects more than 16 million Americans is one of the leading causes of blindness in working-age adults. Gregory I. Liou and other researchers of molecular biology at the Medical College of Georgia studied the role of cannabinoid receptors and ...

Anti-cholesterol Statins May Be Helpful For Eyes Too

...n the retina thereby reducing the risk of diabetic retinopathy and other eye diseases as well. According to foodconsumer.org, the Japanese study included 12 healthy men, average age 21 years, who received either a daily 20-milligram dose of the statin drug simvastatin (Zocor) or a placebo for seven days. The bl...

Fiji Boy Compensated for Losing Eye-sight due to Medical Lapse

...t the supplemental oxygen caused the damage called retinopathy of pre-maturity (RoP), which eventually caused permanent blindness to her son. According to the report, the defendants - Fiji's permanent secretary for health and the attorney-general - had claimed that the blindness was linked to his premature bir...

Sight loss risk doubles in overweight people

... from 20. She is suffering from glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. "In 1999 the doctors said there was nothing more they could do to save my sight," she said. "No-one ever said to me all this could be due to my weight. If they had I might have been more motivated to lose weight," she said. By 2010, ...

Free Online Educational Videos for People with Diabetes

...ye Institute at Joslin Diabetes Center -- Diabetic retinopathy is the most common sight-threatening eye disease f...ple with diabetes, but vision loss due to diabetic retinopathy can be prevented in the majority of cases. Joslin recommends a three-prong approach to eye care: mai...

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