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  • Friday, March 25, 2022
    YOUR eyes can tell you a lot about your health.They can flag up warning signs for a lot of conditions, including diabetes.[1]1Signs of diabetes can be seen in the eyes depending on the conditionCredit: GettyDiabetes is a condition caused by high levels of glucose - or sugar - in the blood.Glucose levels are so high because the body is unable to properly use it.In people diagnosed with diabetes, their pancreas doesn't produce any insulin, or not enough insulin.Insulin is a hormone typically produced by the pancreas and allows glucose to enter the cells in the body, where it's used for ...
  • Thursday, February 10, 2022
    Glaucoma or glaucoma suspect was common in young children after lensectomy over the long term, a prospective cohort study found.Among nearly 1,000 kids, the 5-year cumulative incidence of glaucoma or glaucoma suspect was 46% (95% CI 28-59) in participants with bilateral aphakia and 25% (95% CI 15-34) in those with unilateral aphakia, reported Michael Repka, MD, MBA, of the Jaeb Center for Health Research in Tampa, Florida, and colleagues.Children with pseudophakia had better outcomes. Incidence of glaucoma or glaucoma suspect was 7% (95% CI 1-12) in those with bilateral pseudophakia, and 17% (95% CI 5-28) in those with unilateral pseudophakia, ...
  • Friday, January 14, 2022
    But gene therapy may be the next big change; researchers recently identified a calcium modulator that protects the optic nerve in mice.Approximately 45 million individuals globally have open-angle glaucoma.1 Ophthalmologists classify glaucoma, a group of ocular diseases, based on the anatomy of the eye’s anterior chamber angle. Untreated, it can progress to optic neuropathy and lead to vision loss.2 Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of bilateral blindness worldwide and the No. 3 cause of blindness in the United States, with approximately 130,000 Americans affected.2 Given the aging population, experts estimate that clinicians will diagnose 4 million Americans with open-angle glaucoma ...
  • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    A new study suggests cataract surgery may be associated with a significantly lower risk of developing dementia among older adults. Cataracts cloud the lens of the eye, causing vision to become blurry or less colorful. Most develop slowly over time and affect people later in life. Surgery to treat the condition involves removing the lens of the eye and replacing it with a clear artificial lens, a procedure that is relatively simple and common. Researchers from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle analyzed data gathered as part of a years-long observational study including more than 5,000 participants 65 and ...