Tag: dry macular degeneration

  • 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 […]

  • Researchers Reach New Breakthrough in Geographic Atrophy

    Researchers at the University of Kentucky, led by Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, have reached a breakthrough regarding geographic atrophy, related to dry age-related macular degeneration. Geographic atrophy, or GA, is an as-of-yet untreatable affliction resulting from the death of retinal pigmented epithelial cells, or RPE cells. GA is a widespread cause of blindness that has affected […]

  • Novartis Fights Use of Low-Cost Option that Rival Its AMD-Fighting Lucentis Drug

    Novartis is fighting against the use of a low-cost drug option, which rival its Lucentis eye medication, in various portions of Britain, reported Reuters. Lucentis brings in annualized sales worth around $2bn and is an age-related mascular degeneration (AMD) medication that is recommended by the National institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in Britain, according […]

  • ‘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 […]

  • ‘Protect Ohio’s Aging Eyes Month’ Sounds Alarm Over Macular Degeneration Risks

    April has been designated “Protect Ohio’s Aging Eyes Month” by the Ohio Department of Aging, according to an article on Cincinnati.com. Over the course of the month, there will be an strong focus on educating Ohioans about age-related eye conditions, such as macular degeneration, and how these conditions can adversely impact sufferers. According to the […]

  • 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 […]

  • April Declared Month To Focus On Eye Health

    Prevent Blindness America has declared April “Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month”. Women are at higher risk of losing their vision in old age, due to their longer life expectancies, and for hormonal reasons. Macular degeneration, glaucoma, Fuchs’ dystrophy, Sjögren’s syndrome, cataracts, dry eye, and diabetic retinopathy number among the diseases to which women are […]

  • 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, […]

  • Bascom Palmer to Host AMD Clinal Trials

    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has received IRB (institutional review board) approval for becoming the third clinical testing site in the U.S. for Advanced Cell Technology’s (ACT) embryonic stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelial cells in treating dry age-related macular degeneration. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, located in Miami and voted eight years in a row as the […]

  • 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 […]