The most common risk factors in the case of a type 2 diabetes include: – being older than 30 years of age, – having a sedentary lifestyle, and – having a body mass index of 25 to 29.9. In addition, with hereditary antecedants of diabetes, delivering a baby that weighed over 9 lbs (4000 g),

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Retinopathy of Prematurity

Saturday, 22 April 2017 by

What is Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a potentially blinding disease caused by an abnormal development of the retinal blood vessels in premature infants. The retina is the inner layer of the eye that receives light and turns it into visual messages that are sent to the brain. When a baby

What is Avastin?

Monday, 10 October 2016 by

What is Avastin? Eye doctors use Avastin to treat several eye and retina diseases, like age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the leading cause of blindness in people over 50 years of age in the United States. AMD is caused by the breakdown of the central portion of the retina, called the macula (the highly

Diabetic Retinopathy

Friday, 16 September 2016 by

What is Diabetic Retinopathy? Retina is a highly sensitive thin tissue that lines the innermost part of the eye.It is this tissue that gives us our vision and is the part you are using now to read this note! There are tiny blood vessels on the Retina which bring oxygen and nourishment to it. Diabetes

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