diabetic retinopathy

Burlington County Eye Physicians

MedPage Today recently released the following reports on the effectiveness of anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) treatment for people with diabetic macular edema (DME) and nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR). 

MIT Technology Review

More than 30 million Americans live with diabetes, which is the leading cause of Diabetic Retinopathy, the most common cause of vision impairment and blindness among working-age adults.  Diabetic Retinopathy occurs when high levels of blood sugar lead to damage in the blood vessels of the retina, the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye.

Retina Labs

Did you know that With uncontrolled diabetes and high blood pressure, your blood vessels can get leaky, causing greater risk of retinal bleeding, scarring and vision loss.

When you have diabetes, there's a lot of emphasis on controlling your blood sugar levels. But Dr. William Curry, vice chair for population health in Penn State Health's Department of Family and Community Medicine, says he may do more good for diabetes patients by getting their cholesterol and blood pressure under control than he can by intensifying their glucose control.

European Hospital

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered a cell signaling pathway in mice that triggers vision loss in patients with diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion -- diseases characterized by the closure of blood vessels in the retina, leading to blindness.

This is the second in a series of programs about the top five eye diseases.  This week you'll hear about #2, diabetic eye disease. I'll include information about both diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema as well as research information.

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Did you know that people of Hispanic and Latino ancestry are more likely to develop diabetes and diabetes-related vision problems? 

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, here's a look at specific health-related problem related to diabetes.  Resources and information are available in English and Spanish.  Learn more.

You are probably familiar with the medical term "edema." In general, it just means "swelling." But in this program you will hear about a specialized kind of edema that occurs in the eye, Macular Edema. It is closely related to diabetic macular edema as well as to diabetic retinopathy.