Month: February 2016

Zika Virus & Eye Damage in Babies

Study in Brazil Links Zika Virus to Eye Damage in BabiesThe Zika virus has spread through both Central and South America and it is estimated that in 2016, 3 to 4 million people will be infected with the virus The Zika virus is transmitted to humans mainly through the bite of infected mosquitoes.Infants infected with …

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Statins May Ease Macular Degeneration

News from Healthier LivingTHURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016High doses of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs — medicines such as Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor — may help people with a common eye disease called macular degeneration, a small study suggests.In the early stage clinical trial, a team from Harvard Medical School assessed the effects of statin treatment in people …

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AMD and Low Vision

February is AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month Age related macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 2 million Americans age 50 and older. Low vision aids can make the most of remaining vision. Information on the eye disease, warning signs and treatment are available at the link below; https://www.fromereye.com/services/macular-disorders/#degeneration

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