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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes

Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes… Talk to Jane Brennan, your Hay Fever Expert in Donabate Are your eyes itchy, red or watery? Is your throat scratchy? Are you sneezing? Do you have itchy ears, nose or mouth? Do you have a blocked or runny nose? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Hay fever can cause... Read more >

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“Do you know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy.

Five minutes that could save your life! “Would you like to know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy. We are all a bit shy of talking about breasts, but a five minute chat with any of our team here in Life Pharmacy Donabate... Read more >

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Articles in Diabetic retinopathy

Introduction

(17/11/2014)

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. It occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the cells at the back of the eye (known as the retina). If it isn't treated, it can cause blindness.

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Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy

(17/11/2014)

Diabetic retinopathy does not usually cause any noticeable symptoms until it has reached an advanced stage. If retinopathy is not identified and treated, it can lead to sudden blindness.

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Causes of diabetic retinopathy

(17/11/2014)

Diabetic retinopathy is caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the network of tiny blood vessels that supply blood to the retina.

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Diagnosing diabetic retinopathy

(17/11/2014)

It’s important to identify diabetic retinopathy as soon as possible. Screening is an effective way of detecting retinopathy at an early stage.

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Treating diabetic retinopathy

(17/11/2014)

Early-stage retinopathy may not need treatment, but more advanced retinopathy may require laser treatment or injections of medicine into the eye.

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Preventing diabetic retinopathy

(17/11/2014)

To prevent diabetic retinopathy, it's very important that you keep your blood sugar levels under careful control.

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'To improve your eyesight, you have to make lifestyle changes'

(24/06/2014)

Watch a video in which Tim talks about how he was diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy, and the treatment options available.

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