Diabetic Eye Problems; Diabetic retinopathy
Diabetic retinopathy is retinopathy (damage to the retina) caused by complications of diabetes mellitus, which could eventually lead to blindness.It is an ocular manifestation of systemic disease which affects up to 80% of all diabetics who have had diabetes for 15 years or more.
Metformin (Glucophage®) is an anti-diabetic drug from the biguanide class (its other members are the withdrawn agents phenformin and buformin).
Diabetic Eye Disease as related to Metformin
- Diabetic Eye Disease - eMedTV: Health Information …
Diabetic retinopathy is the medical term for the most common diabetic eye disease. Two other common conditions are cataracts and glaucoma. People without diabetes …
- Diabetic retinopathy (eye disease) - Netdoctor
Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that's associated with long-standing diabetes. It's a major cause of poor vision in the UK. Retinopathy can occur with all ...
- Diabetes and Eye Problems - Eye Diseases
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common form of eye problem affecting people with diabetes, but further diabetes-related eye problems are common - such as glaucoma ...
- Diabetes: MedlinePlus - National Library of Medicine
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- eMedTv; Metformin Side Effects - Diabetes Home Page
Common Metformin Side Effects Metformin and metformin ER have been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, with many people having been evaluated.
- Diabetes Mellitus: Disease Management
Diabetes Mellitus: Disease Management Online Medical Reference - from diagnosis through treatment. Authored by Byron J. Hoogwerf of the Cleveland Clinic.
- Metformin - Diabetesnet
Two drugs from the biguanide class, metformin and phenformin, were developed in 1957. Unfortunately, phenformin reached the U.S. market first and resulted in several ...
- Eye complications - American Diabetes Association
With the correct treatment and recommended lifestyle changes, many people with diabetes are able to prevent or delay the onset of complications.
- Diabetes mellitus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period ...
- Metformin Wonder Drug - Diabetes Self-Management
A while back I wrote about why metformin is the number one treatment for Type 2 diabetes. Now new research finds metformin prevents cancer and heart disease and …