Category: Articles

  • Advanced Cell Technology Treats Another AMD Patient

    Advanced Cell Technology has announced another development as part of its study focusing on people living with the dry version of age-related macular degeneration, reported the Worcester Telegram & Gazette on August 2. According to the article, the company has used retinal cells resulting from human embryonic stem cells (hESC) to treat yet another patient. […]

  • Soldier’s Wife May Have To Sell Home To Fund AMD Treatment After PCT Denies Coverage

    ( Dawn Thomas may have to sell her family home to raise funds needed to continue getting treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), reported The Telegraph on August 6. According to the article, Thomas, the wife of a soldier, was recently informed by the South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) that it would not cover […]

  • Britain’s Blindness Cases Could Be Dramatically Reduced With Prevention Efforts

    By 2020 there will be 2.45 million people in Britain living with blindness, according to Scotland on Sunday on July 29. A sobering statistic indeed… particularly when considering that no less than 50% of these cases could be prevented if early intervention is pursued. According to the article, one particular survey discovered that people, if […]

  • Western Arizona Regional Medical Center’s “Lunch and Learn” Initiative Teaches Seniors About AMD

    ( Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) was the topic of discussion for local seniors when the Western Arizona Regional Medical Center held its monthly “Lunch and Learn” initiative recently, according to the Mohave Valley Daily News on 30 July. According to the article, the discussion, which concentrated on optometry, specifically honed in on AMD and how […]

  • American Health Assistance Foundation Awards New Grants For Promising AMD, Glaucoma Research

    ( The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) is once again putting its money where its mouth is as it concerns funding cutting-edge research into age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other eye-related disorders. According to a 25 July press release, the non-profit entity that funds research on age-related vision impairment announced this morning that it has […]

  • Micro-needles Can Provide More Relief To Those With AMD

    ( Researchers in Georgia have come up with an improved method of treating ailments that impact the back of the eye, reported Yahoo! News on 24 July. According to the article, the advancement could provide more relief to people who are currently dealing with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an eye-related ailment that can ultimately lead […]

  • UK Residents Can Defeat AMD

    While getting older need not automatically mean getting age-related macular degeneration (AMD), there’s no denying that the blindness-causing eye condition largely impacts the elderly, reported a press release recently. According to the press release, loss of vision can be quite traumatic since it often robs people of at least a certain degree of their independence. […]

  • Strawberry Consumption Can Help Lessen AMD Risks

    ( While most people know that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, few realize just how beneficial strawberries can be as it relates to protecting eye health, according to the Western Farm Press on 12 July. Carla Haley, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Miller County extension agent, said in the […]

  • Macular Degeneration Association Holding Educational Conference on AMD Next Month

    The Macular Degeneration Association will on August 25 hold an educational conference in Asheville, North Carolina, according to a July 11 press release. The Macular Degeneration Association explained in the press release that the conference, which will be held at Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore at 115 Hendersonville Road, will educate attendees about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). […]

  • 400,000 Ontarians Living With AMD

    ( Hundreds of thousands of people in the Province of Ontario are living with either the wet or dry form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to on 23 June. According to the online article, 400,000 Ontarians are presently living with AMD, an eye condition that could lead to blindness. What’s more, this number […]