Tag: dry amd

  • 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 […]

  • People Who Eat Large Quanties Of Meat Can Boost Chances Of Getting AMD

    People who eat copious amounts of pork, beef and lamb can potentially boost their odds of coming down with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), reported the Independent. According to the article, the findings came from a study done by London, England’s Royal College of Ophthalmology. While the serious eye condition adversely impacts roughly 2.5 million people […]

  • AAO Appeals to Congress About Eye Care

    Over 350 ophthalmologists met with Congress on Thursday, Apr. 26, with the hope to raise awareness about contemporary threats to eye care. They intended to express the need for dialogue on eye disease prevention, and treatment for millions of Americans suffering from vision loss. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) stood before Congress and said […]

  • Cigarette Companies Should Put Blindness Warning On Packets

    Cigarette companies could do smokers a world of good by ensuring that packets contain a message about the enhanced risk of seeing impairment to those who light up, according to the Press Association. Professor Andrew Lotery said in the article that people who smoke face four times the risk of coming down with age-related macular […]

  • ACT Eye Trials Begin Dosing Third Patient

    Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (ACT) has announced it is dosing its third patient in a clinical study which utilizes retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells taken from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) to find a treatment for dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study, currently in its Phase I/II trial stage, began on Jan. 20 of […]

  • ‘Vitamin See’ Diet Can Help People See

    Five hundred thousand adults in the UK are living with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition that afflicts one-tenth of those older than 66 and close to one-third of those older than 75, reported the Daily Mail. According to the article, AMD damages the macula, which is in the retina, so as to render every […]

  • Test Results From £50,000 Occular Coherance Tomography Machine Helps Former Fire Chief Save Vision

    Former fire chief Dennis Mee, 78, of Solihull, England, can credit a spanking new piece of equipment for not only detecting signs of wet macular degeneration, but also enabling him to seek vision-saving medical attention. According to a report in the Birmingham Mail, Mee was the first person to be tested with the £50,000 Occular […]

  • Minorities at Higher Risk of Eye Disease

    Minorities in the United States are at higher risk of eye disease, according to a press release from Market Watch. The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology wants to provide easily accessible, cheap or free eye care to Americans living in underserved areas. The foundation hopes to do so through its public service program, […]

  • Researchers Suggest That Wet AMD Might Be Preventable

    New research shows that it is possible to keep dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) from advancing to the wet form of the eye condition that can lead to severe seeing impairments, reported Medical News Today. According to the 10 April report, a study spearheaded by Trinity College in Ireland shows that people with dry macular […]