Diabetic eye disease
includes diabetic retinopathy, early on set of cataracts and glaucoma.
Outside of maintaining good blood glucose levels, having an annual dilated eye exam is the best first-line defense against vision loss from diabetic eye disease
There is widespread agreement that diabetes in particular, is on the rise - Diabetes UK estimate that by 2025 the UK will have five million people with the condition - the consequence is likely to be that diabetic eye disease
will also increase.
Upon successful completion of the Diabetic Eye Disease
Educator course and posttest, participants will receive a certificate and patient-education materials, and they will be able to begin to implement the education program into their own facilities and programs.
Dr Mackie, who is a registered optometrist and dispensing optician, has a PhD in diabetic eye disease
, as well as post-graduate qualifications in therapeutic prescribing and low vision.
For more information on diabetic eye disease
, call Prevent Blindness at 1-800-331-2020 or visit diabetes-sight.
This scale uses photographs of the retina to gauge the level and severity of diabetic eye disease
They want to know whether the type of damage to eye tissue produced by fast carbs is similar in both AMD and diabetic eye disease
CHICAGO -- Diabetic eye disease
is expected to triple in the United States by the year 2050, investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported at the annual scientific sessions of the American Diabetes Association.
Specialty initiatives within this program focus on diabetic eye disease
, glaucoma, low vision (when everyday tasks become difficult to do even with corrective lenses, medicine, or surgery), and educating Spanish-speaking Americans about eye and vision problems.
High blood pressure is also a risk factor for the development of diabetic eye disease
(retinopathy) and age-related macular degeneration.
The remedy has been shown to improve the function of the retina, so it is hoped it could help diabetic eye disease