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American Journal of Epidemiology. This interesting question has received a lot of public comment since researchers at the University of Oxford published a study in March 2011 that compared cataract incidence with dietary intake. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2010;128:738. But if the molecule is abnormal because of a gene mutation, the proteins will adhere and make the lens cloudy. no dataLearn about the risks, benefits, alternatives, and expected results of cataract surgery. Floaters are little “cobwebs” or specks that seem to float about in your field of vision. But as we age, some of the protein may clump together and start to cloud a small area of the lens. Serious infection can result in loss of vision. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine.

The mouse model allows Sharma to test the compound in both late and early stages of the disease to see if it she can prevent diabetic retinopathy from happening, she said. Separately, the compound is being tested in human clinical trials in rheumatoid arthritis, which is also promising, Sharma said. Im more excited because I am re-purposing this drug, she said. I am not trying to develop a new drug. But that potential is why Augusta University has translational programs to try and bring those promising research ideas to the clinic, said Nussbaum , chair of the Department of Ophthalmology. And it is a big problem to address – there are at least 4.2 million people with diabetic retinopathy in the U.S., according to the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes affected 9.1 percent of people in the U.S. in 2014 and it is even higher in the Augusta area, with 13.5 percent affected in Richmond County and some surrounding counties above 17 percent. Were in a diabetes belt, Nussbaum said. The emphasis on prevention of diabetic eye disease starts with regular care of the disease, he said. Primary care docs now are more keyed into the fact their patients who have diabetes have to have an annual eye screening, Nussbaum said. http://advisingeyesurgeon.beatthetrain.org/2016/12/05/getting-advice-on-swift-products-in-eye-surgery/The longer you have diabetes, the greater the likelihood you are going to develop damage. Because the early stages of the disease dont have symptoms, most patients dont know there is a problem until vision is affected.

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