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Experimental Tech for Retinopathy Treatment

By Miriam E. Tucker , ,
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When it comes to catching vision problems in people with diabetes, the future’s looking up. A new device may eventually help doctors better treat retinopathy, damage to the retina that can lead to vision loss. Using current imaging tools during a dilated eye exam, researchers diagnosed seven people with diabetes (mostly type 1) with mild or moderate retinopathy. But when they used a new device that adapts to an individual patient’s eyes, they were able to see more extensive damage to tiny blood vessels within the retina. In the future, the new technology could be used to monitor the effects of treatments, the researchers say.
Source: Biomedical Optics Express, March 2014


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