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Diabetic retinopathy

22/03/2013

What is diabetic retinopathy?   Diabetic retinopathy is one of the ocular complications of diabetes, an illness that affects the body’s ability to control its blood sugar levels and to which the retina is particularly sensitive. Diabetic retinopathy is caused by deterioration of the retina ’s blood vessels. These altered vessels can dilate allowing fluid to escape and can even become blocked, cutting off the blood supply to part of the retina….

Treatment of Diabetic Macular Oedema in the context of Non-Tractional Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

01/06/2017

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (PDR) is the leading cause of vision loss in patients with diabetes mellitus. Untreated, almost 50% of patients with high-risk PDR experience severe vision loss in 5 years 1. The standard treatment for PDR has been Panphotocoagulation (PPC), ever since the “Diabetic Retinopathy Study” demonstrated its benefit almost 40 years ago 1 (Figure 1).
 PPC can be performed in a single session (1,200-1,600 impacts) or v…

Proliferative diabetic retinopathy

05/04/2013

Diabetic retinopathy is the most frequent eye disorder resulting from diabetes and occurs when there are microvascular changes in the retina’s blood vessels. This illness is at a more advanced stage in its proliferative form, when a deficient blood supply in the retinal circulation stimulates the growth of new abnormal vessels which tend to break and cause bleeding in the vitreous cavity. In more advanced stages of the illness, a fibrovascular…

Clinical Trials in EURETINA 2017

21/11/2017

Aside from the regular reporting of results from randomized controlled clinical trials, an increasing interest in results of already approved therapies in real life (the so-called “Real World Evidence” or RWE) is being observed. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) Geographic atrophy (GA) A press release on September 8 by Roche stated that the results of one of the two pivotal phase III randomized controlled trials (RCT) with lampalizumab eve…

World Diabetes Day: the disease, its effect on vision and the family’s role

14/11/2019

Diabetes is a chronic disease whose complications can lead to various eye pathologies, such as diabetic retinopathy or macular oedema, in addition to increasing the risk of glaucoma and cataracts. To mark World Diabetes Day, we at the Institut de la Màcula stress the importance of periodic checks Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that over half a million people suffer in Catalonia, and about six million throughout Spain. It occurs when the…

35% of diabetics can develop sight problems within 5 years

03/07/2019

Diabetes can not only cause retinopathy and macular oedema, it also increases the risk of glaucoma and cataracts Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that is suffered by over half a million people in Catalonia. The control of risk factors and levels of glycosylated haemoglobin, blood pressure and hyperlipidaemia is essential for any diabetic. Therefore, it is necessary to make patients aware of the importance of regular check-ups with both th…

“With good control, many sight problems could be prevented”

03/07/2019

Since April 2017, Francesc Fernández Barqué has been the President of the Catalonia Diabetes Association (ADC), which serves a community of over half a million people who suffer from the disease in Catalonia. In Spain, just over 5 million people are affected by diabetes How did you find out that you had diabetes? I was diagnosed when I was 7, with clear symptoms: polydipsia, polyuria, polyphagia and weight loss. Luckily, my mother was one of th…

10 key points in the treatment of diabetic macular oedema

13/11/2018

Macular oedema is the inflammation and accumulation of fluid in the macula, the part of the eye responsible for central and pinpoint vision 1. Good metabolic control The basis of any treatment in diabetic patients is to exert control over the levels of glycosylated haemoglobin, blood pressure and hyperlipidaemia (cholesterol). This notably reduces the risk of not only systemic complications but also ocular ones. 2. Exercise and diet Moderate ex…

Prevention, diagnosis and therapy, in the feminine

07/11/2017

This year, World Diabetes Day has chosen to focus on how the disease affects women. Under the motto “Our right to a healthy future”, the aim is to highlight the importance of fair and affordable access to the medicines and technologies essential to fighting this chronic pathology. One of the epidemics of the 21st century, diabetes affects around 600,000 people in Catalonia. From the ophthalmological perspective, attention always needs to be pai…

“I have rigorous checks on my eyesight every four months”

17/06/2019

Cristina Pérez has suffered from type 1 diabetes since childhood and diabetic retinopathy from the age of 18: “I undergo tests like angiographies or OCT to control the progression of the disease” Cristina Pérez, a physiotherapist by profession, is 36. As a child, she found out that she suffered from type 1 diabetes.  She has spent all her life living with the disease and taking good care of herself so it interferes with her projects as little a…

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