Thursday, October 29, 2009

Myopia may lower risk of Diabetic eye disease.


MedpageToday reports that nearsightedness may be related to reduced risk of diabetic retinopathy. According to Lurence S. Lim, MD, who reported at a recent Ophthalmology meeting, the more myopic the eye, the lower the risk of any type of diabetic retinopathy. They suspect the larger shape of myopic eyes may be protective against diabetes. "As the eye gets longer, the retina gets stretched out and can atrophy. While this would cause vision problems under other circumstances, atrophy lowers the metabolic needs of the retina -- a plus under diabetic conditions with reduced blood flow supplying oxygen to the retina," says Dr. Lim.

2 comments:

Michael Edson, MS, L.Ac. said...
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Nichole said...

Primarily, eye test serve as a check up to ensure that our vision correction prescription - ie, our glasses and/or contact lenses - is up to date. Without the right prescription, not only can our sight suffer but the condition of our eyes can decline overall. This means that bigger problems could occur in the future that can be rectified in advance simply by having an eye test.
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