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Too few medicare beneficiaries with diabetes getting eye exams

(HealthDay)—Nationwide, about half of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with diabetes had eye exams in 2017, according to research published in the Nov. 15 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Noting that annual dilated eye exams are recommended for persons with diabetes, Elizabeth …

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Blood test for deadly eye melanoma

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A simple blood test could soon become the latest monitoring tool for the early detection of melanoma in the eye. University of Queensland scientists have discovered markers in the blood that can differentiate between a benign mole and a melanoma, while also identifying if the cancer …

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Zebrafish study reveals developmental mechanisms of eye movement

A fluorescent image of a live larval zebrafish, viewed from the side. Fluorescent neurons are seen next to the eye (orange oval) and along the body. Credit: Albert Pan/Virginia Tech Researchers studying zebrafish have found that genes linked to autism spectrum disorder and other developmental brain abnormalities may be playing …

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Using AI to screen for diabetic eye disease feasible in the real world

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research shows that an automated, artificial intelligence (AI) screening system accurately detects diabetic retinopathy 95.5 percent of the time. The system doesn’t require the input of an expert ophthalmologist and it can provide a reading in 60 seconds, making real-time screening possible for primary care …

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