|Diabetes and the Eyes |
Diabetes and the Eyes
Vision impairment is a frequent complication of diabetes.
Right now the World Health Organization estimates that more than 150 million people worldwide have diabetes. This common condition needs special attention and constant monitoring. Generally it is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin - a hormone needed to convert sugar starches or other food into energy. The cause of diabetes is still unknown althou...Read More
|Diabetes and Your Vision: New Treatments Now Available |
Diabetes and Your Vision: New Treatments Now Available
Millions of Canadians and Americans could face vision loss from the effects of diabetes each year. In the US and Canada, more than 30 million people, half of whom are of working age, have this disease, the leading cause of preventable blindness each year. Worse, about 30 percent of diabetic patients are undiagnosed.
Getting a yearly comprehensive vision examination is one of the best ways to catch diabete...Read More
|Hispanic Descent and Serious Eye Disease |
People of Hispanic descent have higher risk for serious eye disease, according to a study at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, published recently, and the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study (LALES), funded by the US National Eye Institute (NEI).
Serious eye disease, including glaucoma and cataracts, can cause of visual impairment but complications from diabetes and high blood pressure were also found to be significant factors for vision loss.
In additio...Read More
|OCT - OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY |
This revolutionary test allows doctors an opportunity to better understand and view disease progression of the macula, the retina and the optic nerve long before actual vision loss takes place. Routine analysis of the retina utilizes manual and photographic views of the top layers or simply its surface. OCT tomography provides a more detailed look at the retina with a three-dimensional side-view or optical cross-section.
This procedure provides a more precise analysis of the i...Read More