Diabetes

Disparities in diabetic eye care

Because diabetes is the leading cause of new, preventable cases of blindness in working aged adults in the United States, medical experts suggest patients have dilated eye examinations after their first diabetes diagnosis. ...

Ophthalmology

Impact of lockdown on Scottish eye care

New research from the University of Aberdeen has highlighted the damaging impact of COVID-19 restrictions on Scottish eye care and the potential for long-term sight damage and reduced detection of other health conditions.

Ophthalmology

Pure cocoa found to improve visual acuity in daylight

Eating 2.5 grams of pure natural cocoa powder serves to improve visual acuity in healthy young adults and in daylight conditions, according to research by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and the ICTAN (Institute ...

Diabetes

Inexpensive retinal diagnostics via smartphone

Retinal damage due to diabetes is now considered the most common cause of blindness in working-age adults. In low- and middle-income countries, an eye examination via smartphone could help to detect changes at an early stage. ...

Ophthalmology

Smartphone use risks eye examination misdiagnosis

Clinicians who use smartphones to capture photographs of patients' eyes risk misdiagnosis if they base their decisions on objective data extracted from non-calibrated cameras, according to new research published this week ...

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