Addressing diabetes induced visible impairment


Diabetes and the eye familiarize readers with the relationship between diabetes mellitus and the visual system. A discussion of the diabetes epidemic and the many ways the disease can lead to vision loss is presented. Different types of vision disorders are covered in separate chapters. Information on new frontiers in the treatment of eye diseases is also presented to reflect advances in the clinic.

Main features:

  • presents detailed coverage of vision loss in diabetes in 12 organized and easy-to-read chapters
  • includes a discussion of the diabetes epidemic
  • covers a wide range of visual disturbances in different parts of the eye
  • Provides information on current eye care and treatment practices for diabetics
  • contains information on relevant diagnostic tools

This book serves as a useful guide for medical students, ophthalmologists, community and academic ophthalmologists, and members of the internal medicine and family practice community.


About the author:

Dr. Lazzaro has 26 years of professional ophthalmological experience, including 12 years as professor and chair of the ophthalmology department at SUNY Downstate Medical Center before joining NYU Langone Health in 2017. Dr. Lazzaro is also vice chairman of operations, clinical affairs, and business development. Throughout his career, he has been adept at performing complex corneal transplants, laser vision corrections, and diagnosing and treating complex corneal and external diseases. Every day he is responsible for the supervision of the ophthalmology at several locations for FGP and at the same time ensures the supervision of the local H and H locations.

Dr. Samy I. McFarlane has extensive experience in clinical and translational research in the prevention of diabetes and its complications. He was Head of the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Medical Director for Clinical Research at SUNY Downstate Health Science University. Dr. McFarlane is the editor of several books and has authored over 300 publications on diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and related diseases. His work has attracted over 250,000 readings and over 10,000 citations in major medical journals. He is the founding editor of the International Journal of Clinical Research and Trials, served three times on and chaired the NIH-NIDDK committee, and served as president of the Brooklyn District of the American College of Physicians. Dr. McFarlane has also received a Certificate of Congressional Acknowledgment from the US House of Representatives. He is a recognized mentor with trainees in leadership positions at the NIH and other major institutions.


Eye diseases, diabetes mellitus, ophthalmology, internal medicine, diagnostic tools, diabetes epidemic, eye care

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