Archive of: DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

  • Using Smartphones for Diagnostic Imaging

    Posted on December 26 2014


    he team behind a smartphone lens adapter and app—which allows users to conduct extensive eye exams on patients—has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the new invention, according to Mashable.The eye exam kit, called Peek Retina, was created by a team of eye-care professionals (ECP), software developers, and product designers, and aims to increase access to high-quality eye care around the world, Mashable reported. The kit was developed through collaboration between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the University of Strathclyde, and the NHS Glasgow Centre for Ophthalmic Research. according to Mashable, the adapter is clipped over the camera of a smartphone to allow health workers to see inside the eye and capture high-quality images, which can then be sent to physicians for diagnosis. “It removes the need for traditional ophthalmoscopes and bulky cameras, enabling examinations in any part of the world.

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  • Diabetic Eye Diseases Projected to Increase

    Posted on December 01 2014


    According to the National Eye Institute, 7.7 million people age 40 and older have been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy. This number is projected to increase to 11 million in the next 15 years. Diabetes affects more than 29 million people in the United States, which is almost 10 percent of the population. In addition, more than one out of three individuals has pre diabetes, a condition that puts people at and increased risk for developing diabetes. All patients with diabetes are at risk for diabetic eye diseases, including glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. All diabetic patients should have a dilated eye exam at least once per year to detect vision problems early.

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  • Uncovering Clues to Diabetic Retinopathy Prevention

    Posted on September 04 2014


    The National Eye Institute predicts that almost half of all people with diabetes in the United States have some form of diabetic retinopathy. With 850,000 new cases of diabetes being diagnosed each year, the numbers continue to climb. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in adults. It is a duration-dependent disease but onset and severity is influenced by how well the blood sugar is controlled and other factors such as smoking and hypertension. It is detected in the first few years of diabetes and increases to 50 percent by 10 years; 90 percent have some degree of retinopathy by 25 years of diabetes. The prevalence of diabetic retinopathy is increasing due to prolonged survival of diabetic patients. This high prevalence is spurring research at Kresge Eye Institute, including studies aimed at understanding the basic mechanisms causing diabetic retinopathy and new and better medical and surgical treatments.

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  • Eye Photography May Reveal Stroke Risk, Study Finds

    Posted on January 20 2014


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  • Does Diabetes affect your vision? DS

    Posted on July 12 2013


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  • DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

    Posted on June 07 2013


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