Skip Navigation
Search Menu

Wilmer Eye Institute
 
Print This Page
Share this page: More
 

Dr. David Friedman's Research Links Vision Loss and Diabetes

12/17/2012

Dr. David S. Friedman, the Alfred Sommer Professor at the Wilmer Eye Institute and director of Wilmer's Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, is the senior author on a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) linking increased rates of vision loss in U.S. adults to increased rates of diabetes. Friedman and his fellow researchers examined data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and analyzed a variety of factors associated with visual impairment - older age, poverty, lower education level and diagnosis of diabetes 10 or more years ago.

Only rates of diabetes, and in particular, diabetes of 10 or more years duration, had increased during the time periods of their study. It is therefore likely that increasing diabetes prevalence and longer duration of diabetes are leading to an overall increase in visual impairment. Dr. Friedman and colleagues recommended continued monitoring of the vision health of patients with diabetes in addition to more research on the causes, prevention and treatment of vision loss.

The JAMA website has posted the full study along with an interview with Dr. Friedman .

Sanford Greenberg Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Gehlbach Project Selected by Johns Hopkins-Coulter Translational Project Partnership- 06/23/16

Dr. Neil Bressler Speaks at Senate Briefing on Special Diabetes Program- 06/09/16

Dr. Neil Bressler Discusses Blue Light Effects on the Eyes in the Washington Post- 06/02/16

Dr. Arevalo Honored by National Institute of Ophthalmology in Peru- 5/31/16

Dr. Jennifer Thorne Appointed President-elect of American Uveitis Society- 5/17/16

Dr. Ingrid Zimmer-Galler Elected to the ATA College of Fellows- 5/13/16

Dr. Arevalo Launches New Book at ARVO 2016- 5/09/16

Dr. Elia J. Duh is elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation- 4/28/16

Dr. Maria Valeria Canto Soler Wins BrightFocus Award for Macular Degeneration Research- 4/27/16

Three Wilmer Faculty Voted Most Influential in Field of Ophthalmology- 4/22/2016

Dr. Pradeep Ramulu Wins Pisart Award for Significant Achievement in Vision Science Research- 4/21/16

Dr. Eghrari Receives Alcon Early Career Research Award- 4/13/16

Dr. Quigley Honored by American Glaucoma Society- 4/11/16

Dr. Ian Pitha Awarded Grants for Glaucoma Research- 4/11/16

READ MORE NEWS HERE