For many Americans, November is the month we give thanks and get awesome deals on flat screen TVs on Black Friday. However, in the eye health community, November is the month we raise awareness for diabetic eye diseases. Among numerous other complications, diabetes can also affect your eyes. Many people, including diabetics, are unaware of […]
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We use our eyes to see the world, but what happens when we look into our eyes? There are many layers to the eyes so you may think that all you’ll see is blood vessels and clear liquid. This is both true and untrue. Looking into the eyes as doctors do during comprehensive eye exams […]
We’re not strangers to the topic of diabetic retinopathy here at RYV. We’ve devoted a lot of time to the subject on this blog because it is the most common eye disease among diabetics. If caught early, it may be possible to prevent it, which is why we work hard to bring you the facts. […]
It goes without saying that diabetes is a complex disease to manage. All diseases come with complications, but nothing requires more monitoring and a hands-on approach than diabetes. You have to regulate your blood sugar, take the right medication at the right time, watch your diet and the list goes on. That being said, it […]
Anyone with diabetes will tell you that it can be a hard disease to deal with. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2008 4.2 million Americans over the age of 40 had diabetic retinopathy. We’re won’t sugar coat this. Diabetic retinopathy is a scary disease, but it is treatable and preventable. You had no choice […]
We talk a lot about nutrition here on RYV. This discussion mostly centers around foods that we know are good for the eyes. Take leafy greens for instance. They’re generally healthy as they contain some specialized pigments that can reduce the amount of stress aging eyes experience, lowering your chances for a few serious vision […]
We’re not exactly going out on a limb when we call diabetes a serious, surprisingly common problem. Recent estimates have pegged the number of Americans with the disease at around 29 million, meaning that, if you’re reading this article from within the US, there’s a roughly nine percent chance that you’re currently dealing with diabetes […]
There’s no doubt that you’ve heard all the talk about how the food you eat has a major impact on your overall health. I mean, if you’ve been here before, you know we talk about it all the time! You know that you can develop heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and many […]
When we’re young and healthy, we tend not to worry too much about our health in old age, or more accurately, how our lifestyle decisions now will affect our future bodies. What we think about even less is that we may be shortening our lifespans by not taking care of our health. And, that goes […]
The eyes are one of the most unique parts of the body, not only because of the pure beauty and intricacies they best known for, but because they are also a window into your internal health. A window that is typically unavailable without costly and highly invasive surgery. The eyes give your general health practitioner a […]
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