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Retinopathy Laser Surgery

Fluorangiography: what is it? Fluorangiography is a technique for examining the circulation of the retina. It consists in using a fluorescent dye and a specialized camera to take pictures of the retina; it lasts for about 5 minutes. Fluorangiography is especially useful in case of diabetic retinopathy or retinal thrombosis. […]

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Retinopathy: causes and symptoms

Retina The retina is the inner layer of the eye, composed of nervous cells; just like the camera film, it collects images and transform them into nervous signals that are then transmitted to the brain via the optic nerve. Retina alteration are spotted very well with the exam of the […]

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Smoke and Vision: What are the Risks?

  Many studies have shown that cigarette smoking damages our health, but sight-threatening vision and eye problems caused by smoking are less well-known. Dr Federico Badalà, ophtalmologist in charge of the Ocular Microsurgery Center of Milan and Catania, has recently carried out a study which emphasizes the following risks for […]

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Laser Treatment

When curing diabetic retinopahty, during the initial phase, doctors use retinal laser photocoagulation, that guarantees a significant vision improvement. Retinal laser Photocoagulation treatment is fundamental for treating circumscribed retinal detachment or lacerations of the peripheral retinal The latest news in laser treatment is the yellow laser, that is less invasive […]

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New pharmacological therapies

Pharmacological researches identified some molecules that seems to bring promising results to slow down diabetic retinopathy; these molecures are part of the (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II class, used over the years to fight hypertension. These medications have the advantage of being delivered in a systemic way, in some cases […]

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Medical Therapy

When curing diabetic retinopathy, medical therapy is fundamental.In case of diabetes, it is very important to keep the glucose metabolism under control. Diabetic patients should keep glycemia levels between 80 and 120 mg/dl; it is also necessary to monitor glicate haemoglobin, that is the index of glycemia trend in the […]

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