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Category Archives: Diabetes


What is Diabetic Eye Disease?

Diabetes affects the body in numerous ways, and it can even affect the eyes. Diabetic eye disease, or diabetic retinopathy, is an eye condition that may result from diabetes. The disease occurs when blood vessels in the back of the eye weaken and leak fluid, or when abnormal blood vessels grow on the surface of […]


Diabetes: Leading Cause of Blindness

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition caused by diabetes in which the retina is damaged by leaky blood vessels. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can lead to irreversible blindness. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of retinal blindness in the world. Approximately 26 million men, women and children in the United States have type 1 […]


November is American Diabetes Month

The American Diabetes Association has designated November as American Diabetes Month to raise awareness about this life-threatening illness. Nearly 26 million men, women and children in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes and another 79 million are at risk for developing type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes can lead to serious eye conditions, including diabetic […]


How to Prevent or Treat Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a common eye disease affecting an estimated 40 to 45 percent of diabetics in the U.S. This eye condition causes tiny blood vessels that carry blood and nutrients to the retina to swell, leak or even become blocked. When the vessels become blocked, new blood vessels may develop. These vessels are very […]


Diabetic Retinopathy Symptoms

Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults 20 to 64 years of age. Blindness in diabetic patients is caused by an eye condition called diabetic retinopathy. It is a condition in the back of the eye that causes blood vessels to swell, leak or close off completely. With diabetic retinopathy, abnormal new blood […]


Glaucoma Risk Increases with Diabetes

Diabetes is a complex disease that can cause serious medical complications, including diabetic eye disease. Perhaps the most commonly known diabetic eye disease is diabetic retinopathy, a condition in which blood vessels in the back of the eye leak into the eye. Though diabetic retinopathy is common among diabetics, individuals suffering from diabetes can also […]


Diabetes and Eye Care

Did you know diabetes is the leading cause of blindness for adults ages 20 to 64? Diabetic retinopathy is a condition in the back of the eye, caused by diabetes, which can lead to a significant loss of vision. It is one of the most frequent causes of retinal blindness in the world. Nearly 25 […]


Aging Eyes

It’s no secret that as we age, parts of our body begin to decline and don’t function as they once did. Unfortunately, our vision is no different. Most people over 40 will experience age-related vision loss due to presbyopia, cataracts or another condition. Have you noticed that you now need glasses to see up close […]


Vision Loss As We Age

Vision loss is, unfortunately, a natural part of the aging process. Most adults over age 40 experience a decline in their vision called presbyopia. As we mature, the crystalline lens of the eye loses its elasticity and begins to harden, making it difficult to see up close. While presbyopia is not considered a disease of […]

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