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Vision Update
Issue Number: 199887   
Restoring Lost Sight May Become a Reality

Restoring Lost Sight May Become a Reality Z ebra fish may open up the prospect of preventing, or reversing blindness. A special type of cell found in the eye of zebra fish has been found to be very important in regenerating the retina, and restoring vision even after extensive damage. These stem cells are called Muller glial cells, and scientists believe they may be able to use these cells to regenerate damaged retinas in humans. The retina is the part of the eye that receives light, and transmits images to the brain. When damaged through Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy to name a few, the individual loses their vision permanently.

Just why zebra fish have an abundance of these adult stem cells to regenerate their retinas, while they are very rare in humans remains a mystery. British researchers have successfully grown...

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Dry Eyes and Their Treatments

Dry Eyes and Their Treatments D ry eyes are enormously common in the US, and it is believed to be the source of most complaints in eye doctor’s offices. While there are very few studies that have been conducted on this condition, many eye symptoms are thought to actually be based on a dry eye disorder. Symptoms may vary from mild to severe, and many patients may not even seek medical help. Most believe that the Over The Counter treatments are as good as it gets. Not so!! In addition, many doctors, and patients frequently concentrate on therapies that are totally unrelated to Dry Eye Syndrome.

Dry eye syndrome, also known as Dysfunctional Tear Syndrome is a combination of several events leading to the burning, sandy symptoms that make an individual unhappy. Left untreated, in some cases, serious corneal and scleral disorders can occur.

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Diabetes and Related Eye Disorders

Diabetes and Related Eye Disorders D iabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss among employed adults in the US. The good news is that severe ocular changes can be avoided by good blood glucose maintenance, and timely evaluations and treatments. The incidence of Diabetic Retinopathy is related to the length of time that an individual has Diabetes. For example, some one who has the disease is unlikely to have retinal changes if they were diagnosed less then 5 years ago. After 10 years that number jumps to about 71% and may go higher if the blood sugar is not well controlled. People with Diabetes more then 20 years run a 95% chance of having either Diabetic Retinopathy or Diabetic Macular Edema.

Diabetic Retinopathy is manifested by seeping blood vessels resulting in retinal hemorrhages, and the release of proteins into the retinal tissue. This causes death to the underlying areas if left untreated and Cotton Wool spots are the end product. These are white dead spots in the retina. The damage is permanent...

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Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss among employed adults in the US. The good news is that severe ocular changes can be avoided by good blood glucose maintenance, and timely evaluations and treatments. The incidence of Diabetic Retinopathy is related to the length of time that an individual has Diabetes. For example, some one who has the disease is unlikely to have retinal changes if they were diagnosed less then 5 years ago. After 10 years that number jumps to about 71% and may go higher if the blood sugar is not well controlled. People with Diabetes more then 20 years run a 95% chance of having either Diabetic Retinopathy or Diabetic Macular Edema. ------------
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