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Occurrence of major eye disease projected to increase among patients with diabetes
Based on projected increases in the prevalence of diabetes, the number of people with diabetes-related retinal disease, with glaucoma and with cataracts is estimated to increase significantly by 2050, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2008-12-08)

Diabetic eye disease associated with five-fold risk of severe COVID-19
People with diabetes and eye disease have a five-fold increased risk of requiring intubation when hospitalised with COVID-19. (2020-11-23)

Prevalence of eye disorder high among older US adults with diabetes
Nearly 30 percent of US adults with diabetes over the age of 40 are estimated to have diabetic retinopathy, with about 4 percent of this population having vision-threatening retinopathy, according to a study in the Aug. 11 issue of JAMA. (2010-08-10)

When to screen for diabetic eye disease?
Worldwide debate about how often to screen patients for diabetes-related eye disease is given clarification in this week's issue of The Lancet. A UK study which involved over 7500 patients provides an evidence base for the incidence of diabetic eye disease and also proposes recommendations for the frequency of screening. (2003-01-16)

Researchers use genomics to identify diabetic retinopathy factors
In the paper, ''Integration of genomics and transcriptomics predicts diabetic retinopathy susceptibility genes,'' published in eLife, researchers identified genes that respond differently in response to high glucose in individuals with and without diabetic retinopathy. (2020-12-07)

Natural compound stops retinopathy
Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have found a way to use a natural compound to stop one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. (2009-07-02)

Study examines use of deep machine learning for detection of diabetic retinopathy
In an evaluation of retinal photographs from adults with diabetes, an algorithm based on deep machine learning had high sensitivity and specificity for detecting referable diabetic retinopathy, according to a study published online by JAMA. (2016-11-29)

No need to draw blood -- smart photonic contact lens for diabetic diagnosis and retinopathy treatment
Sei Kwang Hahn and his research team from POSTECH developed a smart LED contact lens. They are preparing for commercialization of wearable medical devices with PHI Biomed Company and Stanford University. (2020-01-10)

Role of endoplasmic reticulum stress in the loss of RGCs in diabetic retinopathy
According a study published in the Neural Regeneration Research, endoplasmic reticulum stress played an important role in the hyperglycemia-induced death of ganglion cells and impairment of retinal microvessels. (2014-01-02)

One in 12 diabetics over age 40 has vision-threatening eye disease
Pooled data from previous studies suggests that approximately 4.1 million U.S. adults 40 years or older have diabetic retinopathy (DR), a disorder of the retina that occurs as a complication of diabetes mellitus (DM), affecting one twelfth of diabetics in this age group, according to an article in the April issue of The Archives of Ophthalmology, a theme issue on blindness, and one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2004-04-12)

Telemedicine application fights diabetic blindness epidemic
The University of Alberta's Department of Ophthalmology is using a new telehealth technology to fight a diabetic blindness epidemic affecting native communities. (2000-04-13)

Scientists identify a potential treatment candidate for early type 2 diabetic retinopathy
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the main vascular complications of type 2 diabetes, and the most common cause of visual deterioration in adults. A new study in The American Journal of Pathology, published by Elsevier, reports on the efficacy of a possible treatment candidate that showed anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects on the retina and optic nerve head in early type 2 diabetic retinopathy using a diabetic mouse model. (2020-04-27)

Dual-drug combination shows promise against diabetic eye disease in animal model
A two-drug cocktail provided better protection against diabetes-related vision loss than a single drug during testing in rat models, a team of University of Florida Health and Dutch researchers has found. (2017-02-15)

Researchers discover a genetic mutation that prevents diabetes complications
A number of complications are associated with diabetes, but they are more prevalent in some patients than in others. A Finnish study has now revealed two genetic mutations which seem to lower the risk of contracting a diabetic retinal or kidney disease. (2016-02-10)

Blocking protein may prevent blinding disease
Blocking a protein that battles infection may help thwart a common cause of vision loss in chronic diseases such as diabetes, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. (2009-09-16)

Loss of pericytes deteriorates retinal environment
This new study revealed how the loss of pericytes aggravates the retinal environment and function in a mouse experimental model. These findings could contribute to the development of new therapies for blindness-causing diseases, such as diabetic eye disease (diabetic retinopathy). (2017-05-16)

Diabetic eye disease more severe in African-Americans who consume more calories, sodium
High intakes of calories and sodium appear to be associated with the progression of retinal disease among African-American patients with diabetes, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2010-01-11)

PEDF, protein that inhibits blood vessel growth in the eye, is licensed as possible gene therapy candidate to prevent blindness
An eye protein that blocks excessive blood vessel growth will be developed as a possible candidate for gene therapy to prevent blindness in individuals with diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the Western world. (2001-02-18)

Diabetes medication associated with slower progression of retina disease
Patients with diabetes who take the medication rosiglitazone may be less likely to develop the eye disease proliferative diabetic retinopathy or to experience reductions in visual acuity, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2008-06-09)

Study suggests new way of preventing diabetes-associated blindness
Reporting on their study with lab-grown human cells, researchers at The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland say that blocking a second blood vessel growth protein, along with one that is already well-known, could offer a new way to treat and prevent a blinding eye disease caused by diabetes. A summary of the study appears online May 25 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2015-05-25)

Researchers develop new tools in the fight against diabetic blindness
Estimates are that 600 million people will have some sort of diabetic retinopathy by 2040. Previously, no good animal models existed that scientists could use to study the disease, its diagnosis or potential treatments. Now, a team of researchers led by the University of Missouri has employed a mouse model exhibiting diabetic retinopathy symptoms that could lead to future translational research studies. (2018-04-25)

Diabetes and high blood pressure increase risk of serious eye disease among blacks
People of African ancestry who have high blood pressure and high blood plasma glucose levels are at increased risk for diabetic retinopathy, and those with diabetes and high blood pressure are at increased risk for elevated intraocular pressure. (2003-05-26)

The microenvironment of diabetic retinopathy supports lymphatic neovascularization
'We asked whether proliferative diabetic retinopathy involves the growth of new lymphatic vessels in addition to blood vessels -- and, indeed, we found expression of lymphatic markers in the PDR tissues.' The new study, conducted at the University of Helsinki, Finland, was published in the Journal of Pathology. (2018-03-29)

Progression of diabetic retinopathy among African-Americans with diabetes
In a six-year study of African-Americans with type 1 diabetes, progression of diabetes-related eye disease was high and related to poor blood glucose control and high blood pressure, according to an article in the September issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2006-09-11)

Steroid injections may slow diabetes-related eye disease
Injecting the corticosteroid triamcinolone into the eye may slow the progression of diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss and blindness, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2009-12-14)

Calicum dobesilate does not prevent development of blindness-causing macular edema in diabetes patients
Calcium dobesilate does not prevent diabetes patients with mild-to-moderate diabetic retinopathy from progressing to clinically significant macular edema, which may lead to blindness. These findings, from the CALDIRET study, are reported in an article published in this week's edition of the Lancet. (2009-04-16)

Researchers create first model for retina receptors
A team of scientists at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center has created the first genetic research model for a microscopic part of the eye that when missing causes blindness. The research appears in a recent issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. (2008-09-30)

Interventions increase attendance for diabetic retinopathy screening, says study
Targeted interventions can significantly improve screening for diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes and the leading cause of vision loss amongst working-age adults in the Western word, according to a new Cochrane Systematic Review. (2018-01-31)

Enzyme inhibition or removal may prevent or treat ischemic retinopathy
The inhibition or removal of an enzyme may prevent or treat ischemic retinopathy by stalling growth of unwanted vessels in the retina, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. (2011-01-13)

DIRECTing the fight against blindness
The launch of a landmark trial defining a new approach to the treatment of diabetic retinopathy DIabetic REtinopathy Candesartan Trial (DIRECT) programme, takes place today. DIRECT will establish whether treatment with the angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor blocker, candesartan cilexetil, targeting the renin angiotensin system (RAS), can provide effective prevention against the onset and progression of diabetic retinopathy. (2000-10-31)

Diabetic blindness: UVA IDs best source of stem cells to block vision loss
Researchers have determined that stem cells taking from donors likely will be more effective at battling diabetic retinopathy than cells taken from patients' own bodies. (2015-06-24)

Study finds novel therapy that may prevent damage to the retina in diabetic eye diseases
Researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center have identified a compound that could interrupt the chain of events that cause damage to the retina in diabetic retinopathy. (2012-07-27)

Researchers find nerve damage may precede diabetic retinopathy
For many years, scientists believed patients developed retinopathy and, as a result of the damage to the blood vessels, later developed neuropathy. In this new study, however, researchers discovered that the sequence of events occurring in the retina due to diabetes is just the opposite of these long-held beliefs. (2016-04-26)

Artificial intelligence detects diabetic retinopathy and related eye diseases among patients
A computing system with artificial intelligence that can learn to do tasks that normally require human intelligence could detect retinal images that did and did not show diabetic retinopathy and related eye diseases in multiethnic populations. (2017-12-12)

Diabetic retinopathy screening for children with type 1 diabetes should start later
Researchers are recommending that most children with type 1 diabetes delay annual diabetic retinopathy screenings until age 15, or five years after their diabetes diagnosis, whichever occurs later. (2015-09-01)

MSU researcher links diabetic complication, nerve damage in bone marrow
A research team led by a Michigan State University professor has discovered a link between diabetes and bone marrow nerve damage that may help treat one of the disease's most common and potentially blindness-causing complications. (2010-01-06)

Candesartan can increase regression of retinopathy in type 2 diabetes
Treatment with candesartan can increase regression of retinopathy in type 2 diabetes and reduce incidence of retinopathy in type 1 diabetes. These are among the conclusions of the DIRECT studies, published early online and in an upcoming edition of the Lancet. (2008-09-25)

MSU researcher identifies cell mechanism leading to diabetic blindness
Scientists have long known that high blood sugar levels from diabetes damage blood vessels in the eye, but they didn't know why or how. Now a Michigan State University scientist has discovered the process that causes retinal cells to die, which could lead to new treatments that halt the damage. (2010-02-01)

Scientists find therapeutic target for diabetes-related blindness
Specific cells in the retina trigger inflammation and vision impairment associated with diabetes, according to new research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. (2017-03-08)

Research Provides Insight On A Leading Cause Of Blindness-Blocking Hormone Reduces Formation Of New Retinal Blood Vessels, May Lead To New Treatment
Harvard Medical School researchers have identified a method to control a hormone that may be responsible for the most common cause of blindness. This discovery could lead to new ways of preventing and treating certain eye diseases - including diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, and prehaps age-related macular degeneration. The findings are reported in the June 13 Science. (1997-06-12)

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