Daily News- Diabetes & Eye

A summary of diabetes and the eye.

This installment reports on the (1) use of antioxidants to mediate the complications of diabetes; (2) Phase III reports are promising for Lucentis and (3) not only are eye photographs of the eye in diabetes are helpful for documentation but they, themselves are a form of art.

1) Dr. Evans writes “Antioxidants that have been investigated for the prevention and treatment of diabetic complications include Vitamin CVitamin Ealpha lipoic acid, curcumin, aldose reductase inhibitors and growth factors. Research is able to detect a positive effect in diabetic rats, but unfortunately the therapeutic efficacy in men and women with diabetes has yet to be proven.
Can antioxidants prevent the complications of #diabetes? http://bit.ly/cZPei3
July 14, 2011
 Genentech reports on Phase III of RISE to show the efficacy and safety of lucentis in the management of diabetic eye disease. At 24 months, the results are promising. Already approved for Europe, the USFDA has yet to approve it for the US market.
RT @JDRF_Intl: Research Highlight: “Lucentis for Diabetic Eye Disease” — http://ow.ly/5y8rK #JDRFCountdown #diabetes #JDRF
July 14, 2011
Retinal imaging/photography is a mainstay of diabetic eye care. This article gives insight into the innate beauty of the eye and despite its story of loss vision, it is also an art.
Photographers images of the human eye reveal beauty in biology and help diagnose macular degeneration and diabetes http://bit.ly/r5l3hj
July 14, 2011

About Richard Hom OD, MPA

Dr. Hom holds Doctor of Optometry and Masters in Public Administration degrees and practices family eye care and consults on public policy, health information technology and program evaluation.
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