Wet Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is an issue in which new blood vessels grow in the choroid layer (right outside of the retina). These blood vessels are weak and leak fluid which gets into the layers of the retina and macula. The macula is a pigmented area near the center of the retina. The macula is responsible for central vision.
Digital health technology is an ever-growing field in this day and age. Companies have developed technologies to monitor physiologic data regarding blood sugar levels, nutritional trackers, sweat monitors, and more. The idea that you can conduct tests easier, faster, and in the comfort of your own home piques the interest of both physicians and patients.
At the University of Arizona, the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science student organizations plan a biological art exhibit, featuring artwork from university students, faculty, and the Tucson Community. This event is a harmonious combination of art and science, celebrating the fusion between the two fields. This year the event, called Symbiosis, featured over 90 pieces of art inspired by biology, expressing a wide range of artistic talent. Several pieces were homages to the Arizona Retina Projects’ favorite biological topic; the eyes.
When we talk of diabetes, we usually think about sugar, glucose, and insulin in our blood, but did you know that diabetes could have severe effects on our eyes?
There are many conditions that can affect the eyes as a result of diabetes.
It’s October 27th and you still have absolutely zero ideas for a Halloween costume? Do you wear glasses and can never think of a costume that perfectly fits you?
Have no fear, the AZ Retina Project is here!
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We all know this- eating healthy is good for our body in many ways. However, when it comes to our eyes, a lot of people seem to take them for granted. Our eyes let us see and experience the world, but we rarely think to take care of them. There are many antioxidants we can add to our diet to keep our eyes healthy.