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Don't Lose Sight of Diabetic Eye Disease
One of the biggest concerns for diabetes patients is vision loss. While steroids and laser treatment can help when eye problems get severe, medications may offer clearer results.
A Better Font For Vision Loss
Vision loss is a downside to getting older. Reading printed words can be a challenge. It turns out that font matters for people with vision loss. 
FDA Approves First Retinal Implant for Adults with Rare Genetic Eye Disease
The US Food and Drug Administration today approved the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, the first implanted device to treat adult patients with advanced retinitis pigmentosa (RP).
FDA Warnings Aside, More Eligible for LASIK
In December, the FDA sent letters to some LASIK providers for failing to provide details about the risks of surgery. Overall, however, the procedure is considered safe and more patients than ever can be treated.
Ilevro Suspension Released For Cataract Surgery Pain
Alcon today announced the launch of ILEVRO™ Suspension, a new once-daily treatment option for pain and inflammation associated with cataract surgery. In two double masked, randomized clinical trials, ILEVRO™ Suspension demonstrated superior clinical efficacy compared to its vehicle.
Your Eyes Are the Prize: Get Tested
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the US, and it most often occurs in people over age 40. Early treatment, however, can save your sight.
Eyes' Signs of Diabetic Heart Problems
Eye damage caused by diabetes is a serious problem on its own. But diabetic eye damage could also be a sign of heart problems to come.
Hard to See with Diabetes
From your head to your toes, diabetes can lead to serious complications. Even your eyes can become damaged by the disease. But don't be alarmed; you can protect your vision through regular eye exams and proper management of your diabetes.
Eyes Dimmed by Diabetes?
Some eye problems can be corrected with glasses while others cannot. According to a recent study, vision problems that cannot be fixed by glasses may be on the rise and could be linked to growing diabetes rates.
Today's Better Diabetic Eyes
Type 1 diabetes can cause serious damage to your eyes. Fortunately, there has been much progress over the years in the prevention and treatment of eye damage caused by diabetes, or diabetic retinopathy.