The fear of going blind is a scary thought in most people's minds. However, Lighthouse International conducted a new survey showing six out of seven people that are at risk for, or who currently have, eye disease do not get annual eye exams. Some of the reasons people may forgo eye care is the cost, [...]
As the population ages, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is becoming more prevalent. Two recent studies about different vitamins may hold the answer to managing and slowing down the deleterious effects of this serious disease. The first study shows that people with increased levels of vitamin D are less likely to have an early onset of this [...]
It has long been known that Omega-3 fatty acids can help to prevent some forms of blindness – and now researchers have found out exactly how they provide that protection. The findings, published in the February 9th issue of Science Translational Medicine, demonstrate the protective mechanism of Omega-3's. These fatty acids have a direct effect [...]
The number of Americans with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) has been decreasing lately, despite what experts have warned for years
Other clinical trials of ESC-based therapies are under way or approved to begin, but they have been for comparatively rare conditions: certain severe spinal cord injuries and Stargardt's macular dystrophy, a childhood-onset form of blindness that resembles age-related macular degeneration.
A new study has suggested that women who exercise, eat right, and don't smoke can possibly cut their risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by more than two-thirds. The authors wrote: Adopting these healthy habits may markedly lower the prevalence of early AMD, the number of people who develop advanced AMD in their lifetime, [...]