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Keeping an Eye on Diabetes

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The FDA recently announced its approval of Lucentis as a treatment for diabetic retinopathy in people with diabetic macular edema. Lucentis is the first-ever eye medicine approved to treat diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is a long-term complication that stems from high blood sugars damaging the blood vessels in the retina (the back part of the Read More »

Eye on Diabetes 2013 Campaign Kicks Off in Pacific Northwest

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Austin Sullivan, from Portland, Oregon, has lived with diabetes since the age of one. He’s 39-years-old now and despite trying to manage his health as much as possible, he hasn’t had an eye exam in several years because he doesn’t have insurance or the appropriate resources.  His friend told him about the 2013 VSP Eye Read More »

Keep Your Eye on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Could you guess the leading cause of blindness for people ages 65 and older? It’s a bit of a mouthful … But if you guessed age-related macular degeneration (AMD), give yourself kudos for guessing correctly (try saying that 5 times fast). In fact, the incidence rate of AMD for people ages 50 and over in Read More »

VSP meets with Insulindependence in Portland

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I recently traveled to Portland, Oregon, along with other VSP representatives, for the national 2013 VSP Eye on Diabetes campaign, which educates the public about the connection between diabetes and the eyes and provides free comprehensive eye exams and health risk assessments for diabetes and high blood pressure.  There, we had the opportunity to meet Read More »