Your Eyes: A Window to Your Health

The old saying goes that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but they can also be a window into your health. Ophthalmologists often see clues in the eyes that warn of health issues elsewhere in your body. “Any ophthalmologist who does routine eye exams can detect these problems,” says ophthalmologist Richard Gans, MD. … Read More

Eye Disease Rates Rise Along With Diabetes Cases

A new study finds the number of people with vision problems is increasing.  And this is partly due to the increasing number of people who have diabetes. Rishi Singh, MD, did not take part in the study but is an ophthalmologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute. He says it isn’t easy to catch these … Read More

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Knowledge is Power Over Diabetes

You’ve been diagnosed with diabetes. Don’t worry — you’re not alone. More than 1.5 million adults over 20 are diagnosed with diabetes each year in the United States. That doesn’t make the news any more pleasant to hear. Despite the millions of other people who live with diabetes, this new urgency to monitor and control … Read More

November: Diabetes Awareness Month

Find expert advice and information on diabetes prevention, risk assessment and treatment, and resources for families and caregivers. Explore Health Hub Diabetes and Your Diet: Busting 7 MythsDiabetes: Making Healthy ChoicesBariatrics Beats Diabetes in New StudyDrug-eluting Stent Performs Well for DiabeticsStudy Finds Bariatric Surgery Treats Diabetes (Video)Surgery May Control Diabetes (Video)Diabetes and Nutrition — A … Read More

Baby Boomers: You Can Preserve Your Sight

Most of us get our eyes checked routinely — especially if we need a prescription for glasses or contacts. But there’s a more important reason to get annual examinations after age 65: the changes that occur with age. Even if our vision seems fine, certain age-related eye conditions develop very slowly, notes Cleveland Clinic Cole … Read More