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Eye Damage in Type 1 Plus Celiac
Celiac disease (a condition that damages the small intestine) may boost the risk of type 1 diabetes. But that may not be where the damage ends. Celiac disease could lead to problems down the road for diabetes patients.
Low "Good" Cholesterol Bad in Diabetes
If you have diabetes, you could end up having problems in many parts of the body, including the heart, kidneys or eyes. If you want to protect yourself against these problems, you may need to keep a closer eye on your cholesterol.
First Drug for Diabetic Eye Disease
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials have approved Lucentis ( ranibizumab injection) as the first drug capable of treating a severe eye disease that develops in individuals with diabetes.
Lucentis Injection Approved
Roche announced that Lucentis ( ranibizumab injection) was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of diabetic macular edema ( DME ), an eye condition in people with diabetes that causes blurred vision, severe vision loss and sometimes blindness.
Micro-needles Could Improve AMD Treatment
Delivering injected medication to the back of the eye for conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older adults, can be challenging for doctors.
Fewer Seniors Visually Impaired
Just 25 years ago, nearly a quarter of older adults had difficulty reading a newspaper because of poor eyesight. That number has dropped substantially in recent years.
Eye Damage in Diabetes and Hypertension
Both high blood pressure and eye problems are common complications of diabetes. Now, new research reveals how high blood pressure affects vision in diabetes patients.
What Do You See on Your Med Labels?
Prescription warning labels are those little, colored labels that are on a prescription pill bottles. Do you always see them?
When RA Gets Complicated
Rheumatoid arthritis can last a lifetime. As the years pass, the inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis can spread to other organs, causing a variety of health problems. In some cases, the complications of rheumatoid arthritis can be deadly.
A Way to Preserve Itsy Bitsy Eyes
Being born too early comes with various possible health risks, including a form of blindness called retinopathy of prematurity that afflicts about half of babies born before 28 weeks.