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Diabetic Retinopathy: The Enemy from Within

August 22, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

In recent years, the world has recognized diabetes as one of the most daunting challenges posed by chronic diseases. The number of sufferers worldwide is currently estimated to be about 135 million; this number is expected to rise to almostĀ 300 million by year 2025. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) estimate that diabetes affects between 5 and 10 million Filipinos at present, more than half of which are not aware that they have the disease. Thus, with the majority of patients being unaware of the primary disease, it is not surprising that knowledge about the complications of diabetes, including retinopathy is poor. » Continue Reading

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Eye Drops to Eliminate Cataract

February 22, 2015 Category :General Wellness 0

A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. The lens inside the eye works focusing light onto the retina for clear vision and eye focus. This lens is primarily made of water and protein. However, some of the protein cluster together as people age to create cloud like areas in the lens. This is called senile cataracts and it grows larger until it gets in the way for letting light in making it harder and harder for a person to see. Hence, cataract is the most common cause of blindness.

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