Tag: age related macular degeneration

  • Doctor Offers Tips For Warding Off Eye Ailments Such As AMD

    Getting older is a normal part of life, but vision loss most certainly is not — so says National Eye Institute director Dr. Paul A. Sieving, reported KXO Radio. Offering up some advice to those interested in keeping their eyes healthy over the long-term period, Dr. Sieving said in the article that timely diagnosis, speedy […]

  • Regular Eye Tests Can Catch Eye Conditions Like AMD In Early Stages

    People who want to keep their eyes functioning properly should go in for regular eye tests so as to catch serious conditions in the early going, according to Lake Forest Patch. The article noted that people who make a point of going in for routine eye exams can potentially find out if they have certain […]

  • Squalamine Eye Drops for wet AMD awarded Fast Track designation by FDA

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has seen fit to award Fast Track status to Ohr Pharmaceutical’s Squalamine Eye Drops, according to a press release detailing the situation. The press release noted that the biotechnology company’s promising drug got the FDA’s nod on account of its potential as a medication for those diagnosed with […]

  • Vitamins C, E may not Reduce AMD Risks

    While there have been lots of studies showing that people who consume vitamins C and E can reduce their age-related macular degeneration (AMD) risks, a new study challenges those findings, according to The Doctor’s Channel. The article cited William G. Christen, lead researcher of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, as informing Reuters […]

  • New Type Of Treatment May Be Very Effective When Taken With Medicine

    Researchers have found that an oral nutriceutical quickly restores vision in patients threatened by permanent vision loss, when used on a last-resort basis. Injectable drugs, called angiogenesis inhibitors, have generally been thought to be a medical miracle and patients with advanced macular degeneration are quite familiar with them. However, they are not as effective as […]

  • More People will get AMD as Populations Age

    More people will be diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as populations continue to get older, reported Medical News Today. According to the article, AMD, a condition that can eventually lead to blindness, may very well be present in the beginning phases in two-tenths of those who are 60 years old or older in certain […]

  • People Who Eat Fish at Least Once Weekly can Reduce AMD Risk by 40%

    People who consume fish at least one time every week can substantially lower their risks of being diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a IRG. A recent study that over a decade-long period looked at the eating habits of close to 40,000 women, who all happened to be employed in the healthcare sector, […]

  • People Nearing Retirement Age Need to go for Regular Eye Tests

    People who are nearing retirement age should make routine eye checkups a part of their overall healthy living routine, reported UAB News. Ophthalmologists working at Callahan Eye Hospital, which is affiliated with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), were cited in the article as saying that regular eye tests are necessary in order to […]

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids Could Potentially Help Elderly To Ward Off AMD

    Older people who consume a lot of omega-3 fatty acids as part of their diet can possibly ward off age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Pakistan Today reported. According to the online article, researchers conducted a follow-up analysis of a one-year dietary study done in the first half of the 1990s. The survey reflected the opinions of […]

  • Risk of Stroke Connected With Macular Degeneration

    Patients suffering from macular degeneration are at risk for both hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke, according to a report from MedPage Today. Middle-aged individuals affected by macular degeneration had a higher rate of any type of stroke (7.6% as opposed to 4.9%) through a median follow-up of 13 years, says M. Kamran Ikram, M.D. of the […]