Sunday, April 21, 2019

Diabetes

Are diabetics getting eye exams like they should?

According to a new study, no. Tell me about the study. The study used claims data from roughly 300,000 insured diabetic patients (both type 1 and type...

What your patient might ask you…

Does my statin medication help with my diabetic retinopathy? Maybe. A new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology found that patients taking a statin had a reduced risk...

To the surprise of no one, people get nervous about getting an intravitreal injection.

In a new study of over 200 patients receiving intravitreal injections, 11% of them showed a transient spike in systolic blood pressure greater than 200mmHg during...

Weekly social media roundup.

If Snapchat pays you to promote Spectacles... You better promote it. Save this post for next Halloween. Halloween is over but horror from colored contacts lives on. What's new in glasses...

Study examining metformin use and AMD.

The question: Can metformin use decrease the risk of AMD? Maybe. New research from Taiwan examined the data of over 68,000 patients diagnosed with diabetes from 2001-2013....

IDx-DR is here.

The FDA just approved IDx-DR, an artificial intelligence diagnostic system that analyzes fundus photos to determine if diabetic retinopathy is present. This is the first medical device that...

What your patient might ask you…

Is there a supplement that helps prevent diabetic retinopathy? Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals (PRN) just launched one. It's called nuretin and the company says it's a "medical food" formulated to reduce...

You might start hearing more about IDx-DR.

What is IDx-DR? A artificial intelligence diagnostic system that analyzes fundus photos to determine if diabetic retinopathy is present. It can then determine the follow-up plan based...

IBM is using Watson to read retinal images.

What is Watson? "A supercomputer that combines artificial intelligence and sophisticated analytical software for optimal performance as a “question answering” machine." A team of researchers are training...

What your patient might ask you…

Am I more likely to have cataracts because I'm diabetic? Yes, at least twice as likely actually. The study analyzed medical records from 2000-2015 and included over 56,000...

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