The Power of Lucentis, Avastin, Eylea

Last week I had a patient with diabetes come in with massive growth of new blood vessels on the disc — “proliferative diabetic retinopathy.”  Because of the extent of the proliferative retinopathy, I gave him an injection of one of our wonde...

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Why is my eye red after the Lucentis, Eylea, Avastin injection?

I get this question often.  After an Avastin injection, whether it’s given for diabetic macular edema, age-related macular degeneration, central or branch retinal vein occlusions, or any of the vascular or inflammatory diseases of the eye for which Avas...

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How fast will my diabetic retinopathy progress?

A 77 year-old woman with diabetes for 15 years wrote with the following question on Diabetes Forum.  I thought it could serve more people if I answered it here. “My eye doctor recently told me that I had a bit of diabetic retinopathy, and that I should ...

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Diabetes Eye Disease Book Now Available

I’m happy to announce that my new book, “Diabetic Eye Disease – Don’t Go Blind From Diabetes” has been published and is now available on Amazon. The book has received excellent reviews, and in just a few days since its release,...

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Laser Cataract Surgery

In my book, Diabetic Eye Disease – Don’t Go Blind From Diabetes, I have a special chapter on cataract surgery, and I discuss that although everyone is likely to get cataracts, with diabetes, you are prone to getting cataracts at a younger ages tha...

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Diabetic eye disease and kidney disease linked

There is a new study I want to share with you that is important for you as a diabetic.  It was published on the April 25 online version of Diabetes Care and is based on data from the Japan Diabetes Complication Study (JDCS).  First a bit of background. Diab...

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Diabetic Eye Disease – My New Book!

As you know, one of the major complications of diabetes is diabetic eye disease, and it is a leading cause of blindness in working-age adults.  Over years of treating thousands of patients with diabetes, I’ve seen that the more  a person knows about di...

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