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Joslin Researchers Uncover Protective Factor in Diabetic Eye Disease

July 3, 2019

Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have shown that a protein found in the eye can protect against and potentially treat diabetic eye disease.

Watchful Waiting Reasonable for Patients with Diabetic Macular Edema and Good Vision

April 29, 2019

People with good vision despite having center-involved diabetic macular edema can safely forego immediate treatment of their eye condition as long as they are closely monitored, and treatment begins promptly if vision worsens, according to clinical trial.

Experimental Drug Delivers One-Two Punch to Vision Loss

April 10, 2019

In studies with lab-grown human cells and in mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have found that an experimental drug may be twice as good at fighting vision loss as previously thought.

Eye conditions provide new lens for screening for Alzheimer’s

August 8, 2018

Researchers from the University of Washington find link between certain eye conditions and the risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Participation in clinical trials improves diabetes care

November 8, 2017

The development of new therapies and cures would be impossible without patients volunteering for clinical research studies.

Woman who lost vision to diabetes shares experience to raise awareness

November 18, 2016

It was Labor Day 2015 when Rosetta Ivey-Foster, a 67-year-old retired bank clerk, learned first-hand how quickly diabetes can deteriorate vision.

Eye Study Underscores the Long-lasting Benefits of Controlling Diabetes

June 10, 2016

People with type 2 diabetes who intensively controlled their blood sugar level during the landmark Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Trial Eye Study were found to have cut their risk of diabetic retinopathy...

USC Roski Eye Institute Researchers Publish Largest Eye Study Among Chinese Americans Identifying More Effective Ways to Prevent and Treat Blinding Eye Diseases for This Racial Group

April 8, 2016

Researchers and clinicians at the University of Southern California Roski Eye Institute have published results of the NEI-funded “Chinese American Eye Study” in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Nerve injury appears to be root of diabetes-related vision loss

March 23, 2016

Diabetes-related vision loss most often is blamed on blood vessel damage in and around the retina, but new research indicates that much of that vision loss may result from nerve cell injury that occurs long before any blood vessels are damaged.

Eylea Outperforms Avastin for Diabetic Macular Edema with Moderate or Worse Vision Loss

February 25, 2016

A two-year clinical trial that compared three drugs for diabetic macular edema (DME) found that gains in vision were greater for participants receiving the drug Eylea (aflibercept) than for those receiving Avastin (bevacizumab)...