Diabetic Retinopathy

Over time, high blood sugars can cause damage to retinal vessels and vision loss from diabetic retinopathy.

What is Diabetes Mellitus?

Diabetes is commonly known as elevated blood sugar. It occurs in young people who have trouble producing a substance called insulin that regulates blood sugar, as well as in older people who develop resistance to insulin as they age. Young diabetics are often referred to as Type 1, while older diabetics are ofte referred to as Type 2. There are also some diabetics who exhibit characteristics of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. All types of diabetics suffer similar effects of elevated blood sugar.
When diabetes is uncontrolled it damages blood vessels throughout the body. The longer a person is diabetic and the more poorly the blood sugar levels are controlled, the more likely that person is to suffer blood vessel damage. As diabetes worsens, it first affects the smallest blood vessels, called capillaries, throughout the body. Some of the locations in the body where tiny capillaries are the most important include the kidneys, the nerves in the legs, feet, and hands, and in the light-sensing tissue of the eye called the retina.

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

The earliest sign of small blood vessel damage in the retina is background diabetic retinopathy, also known as non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Background diabetic retinopathy occurs as small blood vessel disease becomes visible in the retina, and your eye doctor can see small aneurysms or hemorrhages (also known as "blood spots") in the retinal tissue at this stage. Most diabetics with background diabetic retinopathy do not know that they have this sign of advancing diabetes, since it does not always affect the vision when it is mildly or moderately severe. However, early detection of background diabetic retinopathy is crucial, as it helps the patient's primary care doctor or endocrinologist (diabetic disease specialist) know the status of the diabetic blood vessel damage throughout the body. The diagnosis of background diabetic retinopathy also lets the patient's eye doctor know that the patient is at a higher risk of vision loss than a patient without background diabetic retinopathy. The guidelines of the American Diabetes Association and American Academy of Ophthalmology reflect that all diabetics should have a dilated eye exam regularly in an effort to detect background diabetic retinopathy while it is still in its early stages.

What is a Diabetic Eye Examination?

When a patient comes to the retinal office for a diabetic eye exam, there are sometimes special imaging tests recommended by the doctor in addition to the dilated eye exam. These tests can include specific pictures of the eye with both regular color digital cameras and special laser cameras. Retinal tomography, or an evaluation of the retinal thickness and the retinal layers, is a unique technology often used to assess the structure and health of the diabetic retina. Fluorescein angiography is another specialized imaging test that allows for detailed visualization of the tiny retinal blood vessels as well as leakage from areas that are diseased. Sometimes an ultrasonic picture of the back of the eye is obtained. During your visit, your doctor will decide which of these tests are important for assessment of the retina. Not every test is recommended at every visit.

What can I do to Preserve Vision?

The cornerstone of saving vision in diabetes remains excellent blood sugar control. Over the last 2 generations, there has been ample, repeated evidence that keeping the blood sugar at an appropriate level, controlling blood pressure, and monitoring cholesterol and fats in the blood are the most effective ways to stave off diabetic retinopathy. It is very important that every diabetic has a good relationship with their primary care team and makes every effort to optimize their diabetic health. A healthy diet, regular exercise several times each week, routine at-home blood sugar monitoring as directed by your diabetic doctor, and ongoing compliance with diabetic medications are the most important part of saving vision in diabetes.

What is Background Diabetic Retinopathy?

If diabetes remains poorly controlled, background diabetic retinopathy advances as there is more and more small blood vessel damage. The small blood vessels continue to collapse and result is varying degrees of retinal ischemia, or poor blood flow to the retinal tissue due to the absence of normal blood vessel supply. Essentially, progressing diabetic retinopathy is like placing a tourniquet on the retina a slowly tightening it. There is currently no technology to restore the lost blood vessels. The lack of these blood vessels itself can cause irreversible vision loss and often limits the vision in diabetics.

What is Diabetic Macular Edema?

, There are two treatable processes that occur as there is less and less normal retinal blood flow. The first is called diabetic macular edema, which means swelling in the retina associated with diabetes. This swelling can blur and distort the vision. The swelling occurs because the walls of the small blood vessels are progressively more damaged in diabetes, and there is leakage of blood and fluid into the cells of the retina.

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What is Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy?

The second treatable process in diabetic retinopathy is the growth of abnormal new blood vessels in the eye. This process is called proliferative retinopathy. The abnormal new blood vessels in the eye probably appear in response to progressive absence of normal blood vessels, and this is an even more ominous process than diabetic macular edema. Often there is both diabetic macular edema and proliferative diabetic retinopathy in the same patient at the same time. The abnormal new blood vessels seen in proliferative retinopathy are fragile and often will bleed into the vitreous jelly filling the back of the eye. This process is called vitreous hemorrhage, and patients will often see hundreds of spots, swirls, or lines when vitreous hemorrhage begins. Sometimes the hemorrhage can be so dense that there is severe blurring of vision. As the abnormal new blood vessels continue to grow, they get denser and thicker. This process can lead to tugging or traction on the retina, and that is termed a diabetic tractional retinal detachment. Diabetic retinal detachment is the most serious and advanced stage of diabetic retinopathy. Abnormal new blood vessel growth in the eye can be treated in its earlier stages with laser therapy. The laser technique is much different than that applied to diabetic macular edema.

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What is a Vitreous Hemorrhage?

Patients with diabetes develop weak blood vessels in the retina that are prone to bleeding. If bleeding occurs into the vitreous cavity, patients will see many tiny floaters and develop moderate to severe vision loss. The blood inside the eye doesn't harm the eye but it does block the vision. Blood inside the eye will sometimes absorb within a few weeks or months. When the blood absorb the vision improves. If the blood doesn't asborb, vitrecotmy surgery can be performed to improve the vision. Because of the risk of surgery, most surgeons wait anywhwere from one month to 6 months depending on the situation to see if the blood will clear without surgery.

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What is a Diabetic Tractional Retinal Detachment?

Patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy sometimes develop a tractional retinal detachment. This can occur when scar tissue grows on the surface of the retina and then contracts or is pulled forwward in the eye by the vitreous. When this happens, the retina, which is stuck to the diabetic scar tissue, pulls away from the back of the eye and away from its blood supply. The vision declines and the retina suffers. Tractional retinal detachments can usually be prevented if sufficient pan-retinal laser is administered before the scar tissue progresses. Once there is a tractional retinal detachment surgery can be helpful.

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Diabetic Retinopathy NEWS

Below are current articles from a Google News Feed on Diabetic Retinopathy

Skipping Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy Carries Risks  Medscape

Drs Jason Hsu and Anthony Obeid on how the 25% of patients lost to follow-up are vulnerable to vision loss and other adverse outcomes.

Google develops AI model that can detect diabetic retinopathy accurately  Economic Times

SAN FRANCISCO: Google has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model that can detect diabetic retinopathy with a level of accuracy on par with human ...

Google’s AI know-how will assist to detect diabetic retinopathy  Infosurhoy

The tech giant Google has developed an Artificial Intelligence or AI model that would be able to detect diabetic retinopathy. The SVP of Global Affairs at the ...

Midday Medical: New technology to detect diabetic retinopathy  KWQC-TV6

Dr. Yasser Elshatory with Eye Surgeon Associates explains how this technology, developed in Iowa, works to detect eye disease.

The 2018 US Diabetic Retinopathy Market: Pipeline, Epidemiology, Market Valuations, Product Sales, Market Forecast, Product Forecasts and Market Shares - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Associated Press

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 12, 2018--The “US Diabetic Retinopathy Market and Competitive Landscape - 2018” report has been added to ...

Diabetic Retinopathy: The European Market and Competitive Landscape, 2018 - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Europe Diabetic Retinopathy Market and Competitive Landscape - 2018" report has been added to ...

Global Diabetic Retinopathy Market Expected to Reach USD 9.3 Billion By 2024: Zion Market Research  GlobeNewswire

According to the report, the global diabetic retinopathy market was valued at approximately USD 6 billion in 2017 and is expected to generate revenue of around ...

Preventing and minimizing diabetes-related eye-trouble  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Your vision naturally declines but certain health issues can negatively influence your eyesight with age. Diabetes — a disease that affects the body's ability to ...

Durability of diabetic retinopathy improvement with ranibizumab | Ophthalmology  MD Linx

Ophthalmology Article: Durability of diabetic retinopathy improvement with as-needed ranibizumab: Open-label extension of RIDE and RISE studies.

Diabetic retinopathy research and thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP)  Open Access Government

When it comes to the field of diabetic retinopathy research, Dr Lalit Pukhrambam at Wayne State University is exploring ways to prevent blinding eye diseases ...

New drug offers treatment for people suffering from diabetes related blindness- diabetic retinopathy  Times Now

Sydney: In a major breakthrough, Australian scientists have developed a new drug that offers treatment for people suffering from diabetic retinopathy -- the main ...

How does diabetes affect your eyes?  WKRC TV Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A person with diabetes does not store and use sugar properly in their body. High levels of sugar in the blood can damage the tiny blood ...

Australian scientists develop diabetic retinopathy drug  Insight News

Australian scientists have developed a new drug that could in future serve as an alternative standalone treatment for diabetic retinopathy (DR).Australian ...

Persons with Diabetes Urged to Get Screened for Diabetic Retinopathy  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is encouraging persons with diabetes to get screened for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, to prevent ...

Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness among adults  Lake Oconee Breeze

Lake Oconee Eye Care encourages anyone who has, or may be at risk for, diabetes to have an annual eye examination.

Moorfields consultant attends launch of diabetic retinopathy project in India  AOP

A Moorfields Eye Hospital consultant joined Kerala state ministers in India last week at the launch of a new project that aims to prevent blindness caused by ...

Diabetic Retinopathy Market : Exclusive Compititors Profiles: Allergan, Novartis, Bayer, Genentech and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals - Press Release  Digital Journal

Increasing geriatric population base coupled with rising incidences of age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetes will drive diabetic retinopathy ...

Study reveals impact of diabetic retinopathy among Indigenous peoples in Central Australia  NT News

The early detection of diabetic retinopathy among Indigenous people in Central Australia is key to improving the lifespans of Indigenous people with diabetes, ...

Versant Health Honors Diabetic Eye Disease Month  PRNewswire

LINTHICUM, Md., Nov. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Versant Health, a leading national managed eye health and vision plan company, honors Diabetic Eye ...

Autoimmune thyroid disease, retinopathy may signal Addison's disease in type 1 diabetes  Healio

Medical treatment for autoimmune thyroid disease, an infection requiring hospitalization or the development of retinopathy should “raise the suspicion” of ...

NVG after vitrectomy in proliferative diabetic retinopathy | Clinical Ophthalmology  MD Linx

Internal Medicine Article: Risk factors for neovascular glaucoma after vitrectomy in eyes with proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment Market Emerging Trends, Competitive Insights and Future Development Opportunities till 2025 - Press Release  Digital Journal

"Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment Market"Rising growth of the diabetic and geriatric population all over the world, leading to Diabetic Retinopathy is one of the ...

Saint Lucia officials looking to expand diabetic retinopathy services to Dennery, Soufriere hospitals  St. Lucia News Online

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Department of Health and Wellness is continuing its work towards strengthening the diabetic retinopathy services on island through ...

Diabetic Retinopathy Market: Technological Breakthroughs, Value Chain and Stakeholder Analysis by 2023 - Press Release  Digital Journal

The Global Diabetic Retinopathy Market is driven by the increasing prevalence of diabetes, rising awareness about diabetic retinopathy, and availability of ...

Diabetic Eye Disease: A Leading Cause of Blindness - Flagstaff Business & Online News | Northern Arizona Local Newspaper  Flagstaff Business News

November is National Diabetes Month, when communities join to bring awareness to the disease. From an eye care standpoint, diabetic eye disease is a ...

DIAGNOS is announcing a collaboration with ÉTS on Automated detection and grading of Diabetic Retinopathy using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks, (CNN) a new generation of Deep Learning Technique  GlobeNewswire

BROSSARD, Quebec, Dec. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diagnos Inc. (“DIAGNOS” or “the Corporation”) (TSX Venture:ADK), (OTCQB: DGNOF), a leader in ...

These Google successes began as employee passion projects  Fast Company

At its best, Google has always been a place where someone's bright idea has a shot at reaching the world.

AAP, others issue updated recommendations on retinopathy of prematurity  AAP News

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a developmental disorder of the eye occurring in small, very premature neonates. In some cases, if untreated, it results in ...

Diabetic retinopathy among most common eye diseases treated at HMC  The Peninsula Qatar

According to an ophthalmology specialist at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common eye diseases in Qatar, ...

Cloud-based imaging, telemedicine platform increases rate of diabetic retinal exams  Healio

Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems announced that its cloud-based diagnostic imaging solution and retinal telemedicine platform has identified more than ...

Dr. Mali's top 5 stories in ophthalmology for 2018  Ophthalmology Times

It's that time of the year again when I reflect on such an exciting and dynamic year in ophthalmology! Here are my top 5 most significant stories in ophthalmology ...

Diabetes and the eyes  KPLC

People with diabetes are at a higher risk for issues in the eye than those without the disease.

New Insole Uses Oxygen to Help Heal Diabetes-Related Foot Ulcers  Healthline

Device could help people with diabetes avoid foot amputations and other complications.

Diabetic vision loss  WTVR CBS 6 News

Dr. Michael Cooney is a New-York based retina specialist. He joined us by satellite to talk about vision loss associated with diabetes, also called diabetic ...

Sebastopol woman's hobby transforms her home into shimmering wonderland for holidays  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Owens' task of transforming her home is made all the more remarkable because she is almost blind. 'I can't see it, but I know it shines.'

Global Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment Market 2018-2025 Ampio Pharmaceuticals,Regeneron Pharmaceuticals , Alimera Sciences  Journal of Industry

Global Market Study Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment Market Provide Forecast Report 2018 – 2025 presents an detailed analysis of the Diabetic Retinopathy ...

More evening and weekend appointments available for eye diabetes checks  shropshirestar.com

More out-of-hours sessions for diabetic eye screening will be available for Shropshire people after six new experts joined the county hospital trust.

Scientists Develop “Contact Lens” Patch to Treat Eye Diseases  dLife.com

Scientists in Singapore have developed a “contact lens” patch with microneedles that could provide a painless alternative to current methods of treating eye ...

How AI-based Systems Can Improve Medical Outcomes  Knowledge@Wharton

AI has the potential to boost medical outcomes while lowering costs in the U.S. health care system. In this opinion piece, experts propose one way of ...

Unnecessary Testing Proves Costly for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes  hcanews.com

The savings could be used to better health systems at large.

Diabetes type 2 warning - the hidden signs of high blood sugar in your EYES  Express

DIABETES type 2 symptoms include weight loss, passing more urine than normal, and feeling very tired all of the time. You could also reveal your risk of high ...

Type 2 diabetes in the non-pregnant patient  Contemporary Obgyn

Ob/gyns play a pivotal role in diabetes management due to the condition's increasing prevalence in women and its potential effects on overall and reproductive ...

Diabetes induced vision loss rampant in Qatar  Gulf Times

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common eye diseases in Qatar, accounting for around 25% of the total number of patients treated by Hamad Medical.

Scientists have created biodegradable microneedles to fight eye disease  World Economic Forum

Researchers in Singapore have developed a contact lens-like patch covered with microneedles that deliver drugs to treat eye diseases.

The Growing Concern of Diabetic Eye Disease: What Can Be Done to Protect Your Vision?  Business Wire

Diabetes kills more Americans each year than AIDS and breast cancer combined. Eye health can become critically compromised.

Eye injections are 'magic bullets' for retinal disease  Florida Today

Without these injections, many of these patients would be going blind.

Are You at Risk for Losing Your Sight to Diabetes?  Milwaukee Courier Weekly Newspaper

November is “National Diabetes Awareness Month” Protect your vision for tomorrow. Learn the facts today. By Cheryl L. Dejewski. With diabetes at epidemic ...

Google Hits Pause On Selling Facial Recognition Tech Over Abuse Fears  PCMag

The ethical dilemma swirling around facial recognition technology has prompted Google to hit pause on selling its own system to the public. On Thursday ...

Two Treatments, Similar Outcomes in Diabetic Retinopathy  MedPage Today

Two different approaches to treating proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) led to similar improvement in visual acuity at 5 years, results of a randomized trial ...

Global Diabetic Retinopathy Market to Exhibit Significant Opportunity Assessment During the Forecast Period  LANews By Abhishek Budholiya

Diabetes is the chronic condition associated with abnormally high level of glucose in the blood. Insufficient or non production of insulin in pancreas causes ...

What is diabetes doing to my body? How do I manage it?  Philly.com

Diabetes is a long-lasting disease in which your body either does not produce insulin or can't effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin, a hormone produced ...

Using artificial intelligence to automate screening for diabetic retinopathy  Ophthalmology Times

A Deep Learning System (DLS) is an advanced form of artificial intelligence (AI) that can start with a mix of images from different groups and then learn to ...

ICO Publishes New Guidelines for Diabetic Retinopathy  MD Magazine

Importantly, they are not directed toward ophthalmologists, but at general physicians and public healthcare professionals.

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Therapeutics Market Analysis 2018 to 2025  Forest Fire News

Global Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Therapeutics Market Insights, Forecast to 2025 the market report is well designed to provide an all-inclusive field of ...

VIDEO: Some anterior segment conditions may indicate systemic disease  Healio

NEPTUNE, N.J. – While optometrists often come across posterior segment disease such as diabetic retinopathy and hypertensive retinopathy that would provide ...

Global Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Market 2018 By Market Strategies – Intas Pharmaceuticals, Santen Pharmaceutical, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International  Sun Star Times

Global Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Market Insights, Forecast to 2025 provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business ...

Diabetic Retinopathy Market to Set Phenomenal Growth from 2018 to 2026  Tampa Bay Review

The 2018 market research report on Diabetic Retinopathy Market is an in-depth study and analysis of the market by our industry experts with unparalleled ...

Considering Three Major Developments in the Diabetes Retinopathy Industry  MD Magazine

The DR market is expected to accrue a sum of $2490 million by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 14.4% from 2014-2022.

Healthy U: Mercy Fort Smith doctors say managing diabetes a team effort  Times Record

Local health-care providers practiced what they were preaching recently as they delivered a unified message to local residents addressing a serious, chronic ...

Neale Chumbler: UNT positioned to help improve research, treatment of diabetes  Denton Record Chronicle

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and is an appropriate time and opportunity for me to present my first contribution to the Denton Record-Chronicle.

Diabetic Retinopathy causes blindness: Ophthalmologist  UrduPoint News

Eminent Ophthalmologist at Isra University Hospital, Prof.

Diabetic 22-year-old in Vanuatu hopes skin graft will save her leg  New Zealand Herald

Fit woman from Pentecost Island at risk of losing leg and eyesight due to Type 1 diabetes.

Patch delivers medication by breaking needles off in the eye  New Atlas

We've already heard about "microneedle" patches that deliver medication through the skin. Well, scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore ...

Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment Market by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application Forecast to 2023  News by Sharp Reports

Global Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment Market Research Report: Size, Share, Trends, Industry Growth, Opportunity, Application, Production, Segmentation, Cost ...

Loss of vision associated with loss of cognition  National Institute on Aging

Loss of vision may be associated with cognitive function impairment in older people, according to a study by researchers supported in part by NIA.

Implications of scaling up cardiovascular disease treatment in South Africa: a microsimulation and cost-effectiveness analysis  The Lancet

Cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors—particularly hypertension, dyslipidaemia, and diabetes—have become an increasing concern for middle-income ...

Global Diabetic Retinopathy Market Will Reach USD 9.3 billion & CAGR 6.5% between 2018 and 2024: ZMR Report  Market Research Store

Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Diabetic Retinopathy Market by Type (Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy and Proliferative Diabetic ...

Statins, Fibrates Lower Diabetic Retinopathy Risks in Diabetes  Medscape

The use of lipid-lowering medication with fibrates, including fenofibrate (Lipidil, Abbott), and statins reduces not only the incidence of diabetic retinopathy in ...

Deep Learning Algorithm Efficiently Detects Vision-Threatening Diabetic Retinopathy  Endocrinology Advisor

The artificial intelligence-based deep learning algorithm shows robust performance in the detection of vision-threatening referable diabetic retinopathy.

Global Diabetic Retinopathy Market Opportunities, Key Development, Analysis and Growth Insight 2018-2027  positivesource24.com

Diabetic Retinopathy Market significant Growth and Comprehensive Outlook which give the analysis to build the future industry.

FDA to Review Injection Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy  Pharmacy Times

The FDA has accepted for review Regeneron Pharmaceuticals' supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) of aflibercept (EYLEA Injection) to treat ...

Compact Imaging, Novartis partner on at-home retina diagnostic device  Healio

Compact Imaging Inc., manufacturer of miniaturized OCT devices, announced a collaboration agreement with Novartis Pharma AG. Novartis will fund Compact ...

Study identifies barriers and enablers of diabetic retinopathy screening  Medical Xpress

A new study, conducted as part of a NIHR-funded project on diabetic retinopathy screening, has identified important barriers, and enablers, associated with ...

Pacific bears the brunt of diabetes epidemic  New Zealand Herald

This Christmas, the Herald and The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ are working together to bring the Gift of Sight to the Pacific, where four out of five people who ...

Diabetic Vanuatuan pastor's last sermon: 'careful what you eat'  New Zealand Herald

Ill diabetic clergyman urges others to be careful what they eat in his final sermon.

Vanuatuan diabetes patient seeks eye surgery from Fred Hollows Foundation  New Zealand Herald

This Christmas, the Herald and The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ are working together to bring the Gift of Sight to the Pacific, where four out of five people who ...

Global Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Market 2018 Top Manufactures, Growth Opportunities and Investment Feasibility 2025  Next Newz

Global Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Market Insights, Forecast to 2025 provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business ...

Diabetes: How Advances and Technology are Transforming Prevention and Care  vtdigger.org

Matthew Gilbert, DO, MPH, an endocrinologist at the UVM Medical Center and associate professor at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont ...

Benefits with Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy  MedPage Today

VANCOUVER -- Almost 60% of patients with nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) had at least a two-step improvement in retinopathy score when treated ...

In-Clinic Hurdles for AI-Based Diabetic Retinopathy Detection  Medscape

Researchers found mixed results when they tested an artificial intelligence (AI)‒based system for detecting diabetic retinopathy (DR) in a real-world primary ...

Aflibercept Reverses Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Progression  MD Magazine

Intravitreal aflibercept injection showed early signs of activity for patients with moderately severe to severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy.

AI Speeds Diabetic Retinopathy Diagnosis Without Specialist  Medscape

An artificial intelligence (AI) system safely and effectively detects diabetic retinopathy (DR), a major cause of blindness, without the need for a physician to ...

AI System Gets Low Grade for Diagnosing Diabetic Retinopathy  MedPage Today

An artificial intelligence (AI) system designed to detect diabetic retinopathy did not perform well in a real-world clinical setting, Australian researchers reported.

GLP-1 Drugs Not Associated With Increased Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy, Study Finds  AJMC.com Managed Markets Network

Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists are not associated with increased risk of incident diabetic retinopathy, according to a study published in ...

Knight Therapeutics Announces Canadian Regulatory Approval for ILUVIEN®  GlobeNewswire

MONTREAL, Nov. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Knight Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: GUD) (“Knight”), a leading Canadian specialty pharmaceutical company, ...

Study finds correlation between fish intake, diabetic retinopathy severity in Asian population  Healio

VIENNA — A significant association between fish intake and severity of diabetic retinopathy was found in a study carried out in Singapore. “Recently a favorable ...

Comparison of Zeiss Cirrus and Optovue RTVue OCT Angiography Systems: A Quantitative and Qualitative Approach Examining the Three Capillary Networks in Diabetic Retinopathy  Healio

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina | BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:Construct a method for visualizing the middle capillary plexus (MCP) ...

Regeneron and Roche Duke It out in the Diabetic Retinopathy Market  BioSpace

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals' Eylea (aflibercept) showed strongly positive data in a Phase III trial in patients with moderately severe and severe non-proliferative ...

ACC Releases Consensus Decision Pathway for CVD Risk Reduction in T2D and ASCVD  The Cardiology Advisor

The American College of Cardiology published an expert consensus statement regarding decision considerations for novel cardiovascular risk reduction ...

Global Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment Market Outlook 2018-2025  MRNW

Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment Market Report 2018-2025 includes a comprehensive analysis of the present Market. The report starts with the basic Diabetic ...

4 ways to prevent vision loss  Considerable

It's normal to need reading glasses after age 40, but these three tips can help you keep your eyes in top shape and prevent further damage.

Lipid‐Lowering Medication Decreases Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy in Type 2 Diabetes  dLife.com

Using lipid-lowering medication with fibrates, including fenofibrate and statins reduces not only the incidence of diabetic retinopathy in patients with Type 2 ...

Device That Detects Irreversible Diabetic Retinopathy Approved by FDA  Everyday Health, Inc.

The FDA has approved the IDx-DR, a device that can help detect diabetic retinopathy (vision loss caused by diabetes) onsite, for marketing. Pricing is still being ...

Why Is Regeneron (REGN) Up 2.4% Since Last Earnings Report?  Zacks.com

Regeneron (REGN) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

FDA OKs AI Device to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy  WebMD

The FDA has approved the first medical device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) software to detect diabetic retinopathy in adults with diabetes that can be used ...

Long-term results support PRP or ranibizumab for proliferative diabetic retinopathy  Healio

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The 5-year outcomes from the DRCR.net Protocol S study support the use of either ranibizumab or panretinal ...

Anti-VEGF vs PRP for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy  Medscape

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness among the adult population. Clinical manifestations of DR include microaneurysms, ...

Diabetic Retinopathy: Reality and Risk of Loss to Follow-up  Medscape

Clinical studies on the treatments for diabetic retinopathy have focused on efficacy and safety, but the loss of patients to follow-up is a challenge that may be ...

Different risk factors predict diabetic retinopathy, nephropathy in type 2 diabetes  Healio

Progression of diabetic retinopathy is associated with increased HbA1c, whereas risk factors for diabetic nephropathy include HbA1c variability and dyslipidemia ...

New tools in the fight against diabetic blindness  Science Daily

Estimates are that 600 million people will have some sort of diabetic retinopathy by 2040. Previously, no good animal models existed that scientists could use to ...

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