September 2011

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Blood Glucose Levels Predicted 10-Year Risk of Retinopathy

Hemoglobin A1c and fasting plasma glucose levels can predict the risk of retinopathy 10 years after a baseline examination, according to a study in the Archives of Ophthalmology.1 Pascale Massin, MD, PhD, of Hôpital Lariboi... more >

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Eye Exam May Provide Clues To Diabetic Nerve Damage

Could a simple eye scan detect early signs of diabetesrelated nerve damage? Recent research toward developing such a test is the topic of a special article in Optometry and Vision Science. The article by Nathan Efron, PhD, D... more >

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For DME,MicroPulse Photocoagulation Superior to Standard Laser Treatment

Iridex Corporation (Mountain View, CA) announced the results of a study that compared the benefits of MicroPulse photocoagulation technology, similar to that used in the company’s new-generation lasers, with the standard-of-... more >

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Novel Pathway Regulating Angiogenesis May Fight Retinal Disease, Cancers

Scientists writing in the journal Naturehave identified a new molecular pathway used to suppress blood vessel branching in the developing retina. This finding may have potential therapeutic value for fighting diseases of the r... more >

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