Diabetes can result in many complications. Research is underway on various fronts to understand what causes the complications and to find ways to prevent them.
Vision Changes in Diabetes
Researchers at the School of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley, are investigating the direct effects of blood glucose levels on vision in people with and without diabetes. That research depends on participation of diabetic volunteers. In return for two to four hours of their time, participants receive a brief eye exam, US$15 per hour, and a better understanding of their vision and diabetes. This research has been funded continuously for 18 years by the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
For more information about the study, contact Dr. Marilyn Schneck at:
School of Optometry
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-9803 or (510) 642-5904
For more information about diabetes and complications of the eye, see:
- From the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health:
- Don't Lose Sight of Diabetic Eye Disease
- Diabetic Retinopathy, an excellent introduction to retinopathy that includes photos illustrating how retinopathy effects vision and how lasers are used in treatment
- Preventing Occular Complications of Diabetes
- Etiology of Diabetic Retinopathy in Humans and Rat Model
- Prevention of Diabetic-like Retinopathy in Rat Model
- Prevention of Diabetic-like Cataracts
- Prevention of Diabetic-like Loss of Corneal Sensitivity
- Don't Lose Sight of Diabetic Eye Disease from the NIDDK
- Diabetes and Your Eyes from Diabetes Monitor
- Diabetic Retinopathy from the Steen-Hall Eye Institute
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