Tag: age related macular degeneration

  • Researchers Come Up with Prosthetic Device that Gives Blind Mice Close-to-Normal Vision

    Research into drugs and devices that could help people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to regain their lost eyesight is nothing new, but every now and then a significant development gives a new glimmer of hope. Such is the case in an article recently published the Examiner. According to the article, researchers at Cornell University, […]

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

    (http://www.MacularDegenerations.com) 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 […]

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

    (http://www.MacularDegenerations.com) 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 […]

  • 400,000 Ontarians Living With AMD

    (http://www.maculardegenerations.com) 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 HealthZone.ca 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 […]

  • People Need to get Eye Exams Routinely to Catch AMD Early

    (http://www.maculardegenerations.com) People who see their eye doctor for routine exams can address possible eye conditions sooner rather than later, reported the Nigerian Tribune on June 14. According to the article, experts say that people who get their eyes checked regularly can be made aware of cases of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic […]

  • AMD Cases in Canada Continue to Rise

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a serious issue for the senior citizen demographic just about anywhere on the planet, and Canada is no exception,  the Welland Tribune reported earlier this month. According to the article, the number of Canadians coming down with AMD continues to rise, and smoking will only make things worse. What’s more, […]

  • People Who Use Contact Lenses With UV-Blocking Properties Might Be Able To Lessen AMD Risks

    (http://www.MacularDegenerations.com) Keeping ultraviolet light (UV) at bay via contact lenses could potentially help to maintain the macular pigment density of the eyes, noted a recent press release. According to the press release, the aforementioned research finding was presented recently at the British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference.  The findings come on the heels of previous […]

  • Govt. of New Zealand Needs to Step up to the Plate to Fight AMD

    (www.MacularDegenerations.com) The Government of New Zealand needs to prioritize educating elderly residents about the risks of getting age-related macular degeneration (AMD), reported Showroom. Philip Polkinghorne, a professor at the University of Auckland’s Department of Ophthalmology, was cited in the article as saying that the government’s top healthcare-related task needs to be helping elderly New Zealanders […]

  • Many Unaware About Link Between Smoking and AMD

    (http://www.MacularDegenerations.com) World No Tobacco Day, which took place on May 31, provided an ideal opportunity to highlight the fact that smoking injures the eyes, according to The National recently. While many understand that smoking can lead to various types of cancers and numerous kinds of lung diseases, some are not as well versed as they […]

  • Eye Doctors, Surgeons Denounce Cuts That Might Lessen Availability Of Diagnostic Exams For AMD

    (MacularDegenerations.com) All is not well for Ontario residents living with serious eye conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), reported 680 News on May 22. According to an article from the radio broadcaster’s website, the Government of Ontario is being asked to revisit its decision to implement cuts to services intended to help people with […]