Researchers on Path to Restoring Vision Loss from Diabetic Eye Disease

Researchers at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute and the Indiana Center for Vascular Biology at Indiana University School of Medicine are on the cusp of perfecting stem cell treatments that would halt – and potentially reverse – vision loss caused by diabetic retinopathy.

Everyone who develops diabetes may suffer from vision loss. The vision loss occurs because high blood sugar damages blood vessels, causing leakage and bleeding. The blood vessels are no longer able to carry important nutrients to the retina in the eye; to compensate, more blood vessels are made, but they are fragile and also leak, causing a cyclical environment and worsening damage.

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  • What is the remedy for this problem?

  • There are maily three types of vision loss due diabetes. One is glocoma where the person goes blind in a gradual phase with blindness commencing from outer to center with a tunnel vision that gradually narrows and leads to full blindness. The other two are age related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Both affect central vision and the perons affected is able to see parially with centre going blanl and he is unable to read but see.evry thing around . Thie blind spot increases with the distance of sight. It is not clear which aspect the research covers.

  • Wish them all success.

  • Until their report arrives I suggest suppliments containing Lutein, Beta Carotene, Vt. B6,and B12, of course with doctors advice in appropriate dosage.

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