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Can Diabetic Retinopathy Be Reversed? All You Need to Know

Both types of Diabetes mellitus are often associated with other serious health concerns. These comorbid conditions can take the form of nerve damage, wounds that won't heal, and organ failure, just to name a few. They're also present more often than not — a recent study found that of type II diabetic adults, 97.5% have one or more comorbid disease and 88.5% had two or more. One comorbid condition that fewer people are familiar with is diabetic eye damage, known as retinopathy. Left untreated, this condition can progress into partial or total blindness. Can diabetic retinopathy be reversed, and how does it affect your vision and eye health long-term? If you're wondering if there's hope for your diabetic vision loss, read on for the answers to those questions and more.

Atwal Eye Care

January 31, 2020

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A Guide to the Most Common Types of Retinal Diseases

Almost 7.7 million Americans are impacted by diabetic retinopathy, and roughly 11 million Americans have some form of age-related macular degeneration.  Both are two very common types of retinal diseases.  By age 75, about half of Americans have cataracts, the clouding of the typically clear lenses of the eye. Eye health is of the utmost importance. And it's essential that if you notice any strange signs or symptoms, you seek medical attention. Many vitamins can help with eye health at any age, though the earlier you start, the better chance you have at keeping your eyes healthy, for longer. How do you know if you have a retinal disease? Here we will go over the most common types and some of the signs and symptoms to look out for.

Atwal Eye Care

August 9, 2019

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6 Facts You Should Know About Retina Disease

World Health Organization reports approximately 1.3 billion people have some kind of vision impairment.  About 80% of these cases are preventable.    Retinal diseases are among the many causes of vision problems. These affect the retina which is a layer of tissue at the back of the eye responsible for sensing light and sending messages to the brain. The retina offers central sharp vision you need for driving, reading, and seeing fine details.  The diseases are also known to be a leading cause of blindness.  Retinal issues don’t have to catch you off guard. We want you to enjoy healthy eyesight long into your golden years. Uncover some of the most important facts you should know about retina ailments below as well as the signs to be on the lookout for.

Atwal Eye Care

July 5, 2019

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Retina Problems: Warning Signs You May Have a Retinal Disease

Over 1.3 billion people have some sort of vision impairment, whether that means they need glasses, readers, or have complete/partial blindness. As we age, our vision will naturally decline. However, not all vision issues are normal. Retinal disease, in particular, affects over 200,000 people in the United States alone. If left untreated, retina problems can lead to blindness. But how can you tell which vision symptoms are worrying and which are just a result of aging? In this article, we are going to cover some of the top warning signs that your vision issues could be more serious than simple aging. Keep reading to learn more.

Atwal Eye Care

March 25, 2019

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The Top Signs You Have Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment is a serious condition, and the symptoms are those you shouldn't take lightly. This isn't to scare you, but to remind you that they can lead to blindness or permanent alteration of your sight. Therefore, you should remain vigilant should you believe you could be experiencing it. In this article, we'll go over some of the signs of retinal detachment. We'll also talk about who is at risk for this disorder, as well as signs you should see your doctor immediately. Read on for more information on this condition.

Atwal Eye Care

February 22, 2019

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Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun Expands Regional Retina Center

KNOXVILLE (March 2, 2015)—The Ophthalmology practice of Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun has expanded its Regional Retina Center. Regional Retina Center at Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun was created to focus specifically on treatment of retina-related eye diseases, including Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Vein and Artery Occlusions, Floaters and Flashes, Uveitis and Retinal Tears/Retinal Detachment. Treatments are advancing for many of these conditions, and Regional Retina Center offers a fellowship-trained, board-certified specialist along with specialized facilities for treatment.

Atwal Eye Care

March 3, 2016

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How Often Should You Get Your Eyes Checked?

It Depends On How Old--Or How Young--You Are. Regular eye examinations are important for a number of reasons. The most obvious, of course, is making sure that you're able to see to do the things you want to do. Your eyes are continually changing, and regular exams help you and your doctor make corrections to your vision (via glasses, contacts, LASIK or other procedures) to keep your sight the best it can be.

Atwal Eye Care

November 23, 2015

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Uveitis: Affecting More Americans

  Uveitis is a type of eye inflammation. It is an irritation of the uvea, or center part of the eye, which includes the iris and surrounding tissue. Uveitis can be a serious condition which can lead to permanent vision loss if not identified and properly treated.

Atwal Eye Care

September 17, 2015

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Retinal Tears and Detachments—Time Is Critical.

Retinal tears and detachments are serious conditions that can result in blindness. The retina is the inner layer of the eye comprised of light-sensitive tissue. The lens and cornea of the eye creates an image of the visual world on the retina, much in the same way that a camera operates. Light striking the retina triggers nerve impulses, which are then sent to the brain via the optic nerve—and we are aware of the image.

Atwal Eye Care

June 18, 2015