A new free app, Retina Risk App, is helping patients assess for risk for diabetic eye disease. More than 430 million people currently have diabetes and is expected to exceed 600 million by 2045. Approximately two-thirds of those affected develop diabetic retinopathy. If left untreated or undiagnosed, they are at high risk for blindness or visual impairment.

Retina Risk App is a clinically validated risk calculator that allows patients with diabetes to monitor their real-time risk for diabetic retinopathy. The app included guidelines as well as…

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  1. Sep 03, 2019

Air Pollution Increases Risk for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Extended and repeat exposure to air pollution has been linked to increased risk for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. A new study in the Journal of Investigational Medicine found the risks may also include irreversible vision loss. The aim of the study was to…