Cataracts can develop after exposure to some types of radiation. A small incision is made and the cataract-affected lens is removed. Other risk factors for cataract include: Certain diseases for example, diabetes. The area around your eye will be washed and cleansed. Complications from cataract surgery are rare. Robertson D expert opinion. Are there different types of cataract? A cataract needs to be removed only when vision loss interferes with your everyday activities, such as driving, reading, or watching TV. While the swelling normally resolves with time, the white colon may remain.
Sharma is looking at an experimental drug that in her early work seems to have blocked that type of action in those cells, using it both in the lab in human cells in the same kind of environment that is there in the eye and in a mouse model of diabetes. The hope is to prevent the barrier disruption to the cells that can cause them to become leaky and create inflammation, an early hallmark of the disease. http://goodchristiansimmons.holyfamilyschooljasper.com/2017/01/02/almost-all-people-with-diabetes-show-signs-of-retinal-damage-after-about-20-years-of-living-with-the-condition/The mouse model allows Sharma to test the compound in both late and early stages of the disease to see if it she can prevent diabetic retinopathy from happening, she said. Separately, the compound is being tested in human clinical trials in rheumatoid arthritis, which is also promising, Sharma said. Im more excited because I am re-purposing this drug, she said. no dataI am not trying to develop a new drug. But that potential is why Augusta University has translational programs to try and bring those promising research ideas to the clinic, said Nussbaum , chair of the Department of Ophthalmology. And it is a big problem to address – there are at least 4.2 million people with diabetic retinopathy in the U.S., according to the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes affected 9.1 percent of people in the U.S. in 2014 and it is even higher in the Augusta area, with 13.5 percent affected in Richmond County and some surrounding counties above 17 percent.
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