Diabetic-Retinopathy

4 Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment Options

According to a report published earlier this year, the number of people with one of the most fearsome diabetes complications is on the rise. Prevalence of diabetic retinopathy, which occurs as a result of damage to the small blood vessels in the retina of the eye, increased by 89 percent between…

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Diabetes and Retinopathy

Retinopathy is one of the more serious diabetes complications that affects the eyes. It occurs when the small blood vessels in the retina (the light-sensitive area in the back of the inner eye) become damaged, usually as a result of metabolic changes associated with diabetes. The longer you’ve…

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Two Supplements for Eye Health

When blood glucose levels remain elevated for an extended period of time, sticky sugar molecules can attach to protein molecules in a process called glycation. Glycation of protein molecules creates irreversible cross-links between adjacent protein molecules. This cross-linking creates new protein…

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Benefits of Pycnogenol

Twenty years ago, I wrote about how Pycnogenol®, an extract from French maritime pine bark, boosted the effectiveness of vitamin C and other antioxidants. The research on this supplement has come a long way since then and several additional benefits of Pycnogenol have emerged. Benefits of…

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6 Ways to Prevent Loss of Vision

Nearly 30 million Americans have cataracts, glaucoma, retinopathy and/or macular degeneration, all of which can lead to permanent loss of vision. Although these conditions crop up with increasing frequency as we age, they are by no means normal or inevitable. You can, in fact, preserve your vision…

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5 Vision Health Facts You Should Know

Driving, reading, watching your favorite sports events or movies, gazing into the eyes of your loved ones, even walking across the street and shopping unassisted—these and countless other daily activities and pleasures of life depend upon vision, our dominant sense. That’s why it’s…

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