Dr. Amit Gupta MD FACS
Dr. Gupta is board certified in ophthalmology and fellowship trained in vitreo-retinal surgery. After almost 30 years in the United States he is returning to his home in Toronto to be closer to his Family. He completed medical school from Hahnemann University School of Medicine (now part of Drexel University) with many awards. His ophthalmology residency was from The Eye and Ear Institute at University of Pittsburg. A surgical retina fellowship was completed from Crozer-Chester Hospital in Philadelphia. During his fellowship Dr. Gupta helped developed the MAVE—a Multi-Axis Vision Evaluator.
Dr. Gupta had a private practice in the Poconos, in eastern ennsylvanian and was chairman of the Dept. of Ophthalmology at the Pocono Health System and the Eye-Trauma surgeon for St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem. Dr. Gupta was a Principal Investigator in human trials for Lucentis and its use in Wet Macular Degeneration. Prior to starting his career in medicine, Dr. Gupta worked in the Silicone Valley as a computer engineer. He holds a degree in computer engineering from McMaster University and patents in both engineering and medicine. HCF
VIDEO: Management and Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy
So it has major implications in terms of health economics and impact on society. It develops with a diagnosis of diabetes, and tends to occur 10 to 15 years after a patient is diagnosed with diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is diabetes that tends to occur as people are younger, and it tends to be the insulin-treated form of diabetes. And really when that disease begins, we can start counting because we have a very precise diagnosis to when Type 1 diabetes begins.
With Type 2 diabetes, which tends to occur in elderly people, in obese people and people with vascular disease, that can often grumble along for years before a diagnosis is actually made.
And so when a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes is made, a patient may already have five or six years of diabetes in their system, and their risk of developing eye disease from diabetes could be very frequently, very quickly developing after that. DR
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