Although new and more effective treatments for both diabetes and its attendant vascular complications are emerging, the diabetic epidemic continues to outpace our efforts to control it. The latest data suggests that the diabetic population will double within the next thirty years.
EyeLand Vision is well positioned to examine and monitor diabetic patients having seen and treated more cases in the past thirty years than the average eye doctor.
Another eye disease projected to increase significantly in the not too distant future is Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD). Recent research and literature holds much promise. Literature not only supports the importance of diet and the use of vitamin supplements, but new data suggests that UV light may play a significant role in the disease process.
Thirty years ago a diagnosis of ARMD meant eventual blindness. That is not the case today. There is hope with even more new treatments on the horizon.