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New treatment for diabetic retinopathy enters Phase II Trial

REGENXBIO has announced the start of Phase II trial for its RGX-314 to treat chronic retinal conditions including diabetic retinopathy and wet macular degeneration. RGX-314 is administered via SCS Microinjector for targeted delivery of gene therapy [...]

Contact Lens Tracks Diabetes

While contact lenses are known to help correct vision, researchers have developed a contact lens that checks blood sugar levels and delivers drugs to the eye to treat diabetic retinopathy. Studies conducted on rabbit test subjects have been positive [...]

Your eyes benefit from exercise

Most people are well aware of the numerous benefits that exercise has on physical and mental well-being but new research suggests that exercise is beneficial in maintaining ocular health as well. Exercise was found to slow or prevent macular [...]

Higher incidence of depression among people with diabetic retinopathy

Patients dealing with diabetic retinopathy are more prone to depression than the general population according to findings from researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Data from over 95,575 patients over the age of 18 was [...]

Increased stroke risk tied to diabetic retinopathy

Diabetics often suffer from diabetic retinopathy which damages the small blood vessels in the retina. This damage can lead to blindness and has also been linked to an increased risk of heart attack. Now researchers are finding a link to an increased [...]

Artificial Intelligence can Detect Diabetic Retinopathy

A simple 10 minute test conducted by your eye care provider can detect diabetic retinopathy. The diagnostic test uses Artificial Intelligence to look for signs of diabetic retinopathy. The IDx-DR system was approved last year by the U.S. Food and [...]

Eye health tied to brain health

A long-term study known as the Adult Changes in Thought Study is a cohort study that focused on dementia and Alzheimer's. The study was launched in 1994 by researchers at Washington Health Research Institute and the University of Washington and [...]

Hyacinths hold hope for blindness cure

The fragrant loveliness of the humble hyacinth may prove to yield the cure for different causes of blindness. Researchers from the University of Surrey, Kingston University and Indiana University have discovered that homoisoflavonoids, which are [...]

Diabetic? Get your eyes checked!

Whether you wear eyeglasses or not does not determine your eye health. And this is especially true with diabetics, who frequently make the mistake of, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Many diabetics merrily go along without checking their blood [...]
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