On Sept 29, 2015; Dr. James Lai, from the Retina Consultants of Hawaii, treated a diabetic patient with the first ILUVIEN® implant in the state of Hawaii. ILUVIEN® is a long acting steroid implant which can be injected into the eye to treat patients with diabetic macular edema (swelling in the lining of the back […]
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What is Diabetic Retinopathy?
Diabetic retinopathy is a degenerative eye disease that is caused by both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Non-proliferative diabetic neuropathy damages blood vessels in the eye, which then causes swelling or bleeding (or both) in the retina. While there may not be any symptoms during the early stages, vision can start to blur if […]
Have Diabetes? Know How to Avoid Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetes mellitus can easily lead to many complications, especially when it is not properly controlled and monitored. One such complication is diabetic retinopathy: an eye condition that may eventually lead to blindness if left untreated. But why wait for it to happen when you can avoid it in the first place? Take control of your blood […]