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NIH-funded study shows less diabetic retinopathy progression among those who underwent intensive glycemic control People with type 2 diabetes who intensively controlled their blood sugar level during the landmark Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Trial Eye Study … Continue reading

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What you should know during AMD Awareness Month The macula is made up of millions of light-sensitive cells that provide sharp detailed central vision. It is the most sensitive part of the retina, which is located at the back of … Continue reading

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Sunday, Feb. 28, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sibley Medical Building Hear celebrated retina expert Emily Chew, M.D. FACT: “Dry” age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects 80 to 90 percent of people with AMD. Celebrate “AMD Awareness Month” with Emily Chew, … Continue reading

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Another reason to worry about climate change: Expanding areas of arid land, air pollution, and greater exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation all present potential health hazards to your eyes, according to Sheila West, Ph.D., vice chair for research at the … Continue reading

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Vision Matters Community Day More than 30 million Americans over the age of 40 will have cataracts by the year 2020. Are you aware of what you should know before cataract surgery? Don’t miss an opportunity to learn the causes, … Continue reading

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Don’t let glaucoma get in your way. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damages the eye’s optic nerve, which carries visual signals to the brain. It can lead to vision loss or blindness if left untreated. Quite frequently, by … Continue reading

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