Category Archives: Diabetic Retinopathy

Eye Care in Alaska

Alaskans are unique in every sense of the word. They thrive in an environment that is often harsh and unforgiving. Alaska’s distinctive climate creates many opportunities and challenges. Among those challenges are the unique eye care needs of Alaskans. In this blog, we’ll discuss how Alaska’s climate and geography affect our vision and eye health.  […]


Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes Awareness November is Diabetes Awareness Month. According to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 34.2 million Americans-or 1 in 10-have diabetes, with the highest percentage of existing cases occurring in American Indian/Alaska Native populations. If not properly controlled, Diabetes can lead to kidney failure, amputation of the feet or legs, and blindness. In this […]


Five Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease is a collective term for eye conditions or complications that affect diabetics. It may include cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Fortunately, not everyone with diabetes will develop the aforementioned complications. If you’re diabetic or have problems with your blood sugar levels, the following steps will help reduce your risk of diabetic eye […]


Diabetic Retinopathy – Is It Treatable?

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye problem that targets the retina of the patient. The blood vessels present in the retina swell and start leaking fluid. This disturbs the vision of the patient and, if the problem is not treated, can lead to blindness. It is a common problem in adults. Diabetes type 1 and type […]


 
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