As the population ages, diabetes continues to be a growing epidemic in the United States. Currently there are an estimated 17.9 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes, and possibly another 5.7 million people that are unaware they have the disease. What many of these individuals may not know is that all people with type 1 or [...]
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the United States, and most of these sight-stealing cases can be attributed to neglecting their disease. Unfortunately, new research has shown that the next generation of diabetic patients aren't likely to fare much better. A new study in the journal of Pediatrics reports that young Type 1 [...]
Lipitor, a cholesterol-lowing drug may reduce free radicals and protect the retina from damage.
Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness in America today, which is why the American Diabetic Association recommends a comprehensive eye exam every year by your eye care provider. Some examples of the changes that we see are bleeding and leaking from the small blood vessels in the retina as well as changes to [...]