The Eye Care Institute is a proud supporter of the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body does not produce or properly respond to insulin, an essential hormone needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy for daily life.
Diabetes affects the eyes through the retinal blood vessels. Diabetic changes in the blood vessels impair their ability to supply the retina with nutrients which may cause portions of the retina to be starved of oxygen. Sean F Murphy, MD is our diabetic eye disease specialist. Dr. Murphy provides diabetic eye disease treatment at our offices at 1536 Story Avenue and at Audubon Medical Plaza.
To raise funds for the American Diabetes Association, The Eye Care Institute recently ran a Facebook advertising campaign. For each Facebook user who clicked Like at www.facebook.com/EyeCareInstitute, The Eye Care Institute offered to donate $2. As a result of these efforts, Dr. Sean Murphy presented Lauren Harris, of The American Diabetes Association, with a check for $1,108 on July 20, 2010.