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New treatment targets found for blinding retinal disease

August 10, 2020

When the eye isn’t getting enough oxygen in the face of common conditions like premature birth or diabetes, it can result in blindness. Scientists have identified new points where they may be able to enable recovery.

Four in 10 US Adults Are at High Risk for Vision Loss

March 12, 2020

In 2017, approximately 93 million US adults aged 18 years or older, or about 4 in 10, were at high risk for vision loss, according to a new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Helper protein worsens diabetic eye disease

November 27, 2019

In a recent study using mice, lab-grown human retinal cells and patient samples, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they found evidence of a new pathway that may contribute to degeneration of the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.

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...