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 C
, Vitamin E
, alpha 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.
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
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
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