Americans Show New Interest in Virtual Eye Care Options

February 11, 2021

Young adults, in particular, are more likely to seek out and place high value on telemedicine for eye care and those in vulnerable populations are benefitting most, according to an annual vision wellness study by VersantHealth.

Impact of Vision Care, Specifically Diabetic Retinopathy, on Older Adults

October 30, 2020

Falls are the current leading cause of injuries for older Americans, and many of them result in permanent disability and fatalities. The risk of falling for older adults doubles if they have impaired vision from a degenerative eye disease like diabetic retinopathy.

Headaches Behind the Eyes – Triggers, Treatments and How to Prevent Them

October 21, 2020

Across the world, almost everyone has experienced a bad headache and knows the unpleasant symptoms that can come with it. Many have also faced migraines, which can cause dizziness, nausea and stomach pain - as well as impacting your vision.

Anti-VEGF Therapy for Diabetic Retinopathy Gets to the Root Cause

September 14, 2020

Drugs block the formation of tiny blood vessels in the retina that are prone to breaking open, resulting in bleeds that can cause serious vision impairment and blindness, explains ADA chief scientific and medical officer, Robert Gabbay, in this conclusion of a four-part video series.

ADA's Dr. Robert Gabbay Discusses Patient, System Challenges to Eyecare

September 13, 2020

Less than half of Americans with diabetes get annual eye exams, says Robert Gabbay, M.D.,Ph.D., FACP, in this third of a four-part video series. Gabbay became chief scientific and medical officer for the American Diabetes Association this summer.

Diabetes Drugs and Retinopathy: So Far, It's All About Lowering A1C Level

September 12, 2020

In this second of a four-part video series, ADA Chief Science and Medical Officer Robert Gabbay, MD, PhD, FACP, says data showing kidney benefits of SGLT2 inhibitors may indicate protection against retinopathy but research is needed.

Diabetes Can Lead to Leaky Retinal Blood Vessels, Sudden Blindness

September 11, 2020

The American Diabetes Association and other groups are mounting a public health campaign to encourage people with diabetes to get annual eye exams. ADA Chief Scientific and Medical Officer Robert Gabbay, MD, PhD, FACP, explains "leaky blood vessels" and diabetic retinopathy in this first of a four-part video series.