July 23, 2009

Why Diabetics Need to Get Eye Exams

Diabetics need regular annual eye exams regardless of symptoms. Diabetic retinopathy can cause no symptoms, blurry vision or blindness.
November 6, 2009

Here's Blood in Your Eye!

Sudden loss of vision may be due to bleeding inside your eye. A vitreous hemorrhage can cause loss of vision in patients with diabetes. Sub-retinal hemorrhage may occur in patients with macular degeneration.
February 15, 2010

Neovascularization Causes Blindness

Neovascularization develops in both macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. It is the neovascular tissue, or abnormal blood vessels, that causes blindness and is mediated by VEGF.