Eye Care Updates

amd
21Jul, 2016

NEW LENS TREATMENT FOR AMD

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of severe vision loss and legal blindness in people over the age of 65, is an eye condition that leads to deterioration of the central portion of the retina (the macula). As a result, the “straight-ahead” vision needed to read, drive, watch TV, identify faces, and perform fine-detailed work is lost. Nutritional therapy is currently the only known treatment for the more common “dry” form of the disease, while laser photocoagulation and injections are the treatment for sealing leaking blood vessels associated with […]
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16Feb, 2016

NEW TREATMENT FOR MACULAR DEGENERATION?

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Because “age-related macular degeneration” (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans aged 65 years and older, any information about a potential new treatment is welcomed. As a starting point in searching for new ways to treat AMD, researchers noted that people with highly pigmented and darker-colored eyes are less prone to developing AMD and more likely to have higher levels of a chemical called L-DOPA, which is prescribed to Parkinson’s patients (who have low levels of this dopamine precursor in their brains). When researchers examined […]
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