Posts Tagged ‘AMD’

FDA Approves New Treatment for Diabetic Eye Condition

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May 31, 2019

FDA Approves New Treatment for Diabetic Eye Condition Written by Ginger Vieira on May 28, 2019 The drug Eyela can be used to treat the early stages of diabetic retinopathy, reducing the chances of serious vision loss. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in adults across the globe, according to the American Journal...  read more


Stem Cell Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Macular Degeneration

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January 18, 2019

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in seniors, and existing treatments are few. But now, experiments in pigs and rats suggest that stem cell therapy might help curb at least one form of the disease. The results could soon lead to the first human trials...  read more


Metformin May Help Prevent Eye Disease in People With Type 2 Diabetes

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November 5, 2018

October 31, 2018 Metformin, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels, helped people with diabetes lower their chances of developing age-related macular degeneration. Metformin has established itself as the medication of choice when it comes to the first-line treatment of type 2 diabetes. In addition to lowering blood sugar, the medication may extend lives, lower heart...  read more


Blue Light from Your Phone May Be Permanently Damaging Your Eyes

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August 28, 2018

Fact Checked August 24, 2018 Too much screen time can wreck your eyes. Smart phones, laptops, and other handheld devices all transmit light. However, the blue light in particular may be toxic for your eyes. Scientists at the University of Toledo may have discovered how blue light emitted from your technology has a potential to...  read more


What Caused This Man's Scalloped Pupil?

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July 31, 2018

    By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer July 31, 2018 06:37am ET A man's pupil had an unusual "scalloped" shape with irregular edges, the result of a rare genetic condition. The 46-year-old man's symptoms were concerning but not particularly strange: He was losing weight, experiencing episodes of fainting and having trouble walking. But when doctors...  read more


A Bit of Dark Chocolate Might Sweeten Your Vision

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April 27, 2018

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 It may not replace prescription glasses, but a few bites of dark chocolate might offer a slight and temporary bump up in vision quality, new research suggests. Heart-healthy compounds in chocolate called flavanols appeared to sharpen eyesight for a group of 30 healthy young adults in...  read more


A Year In Review

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February 20, 2018


Many eye disorders, seem to favor women over men

By editor
October 17, 2017

Women often manage families’ health concerns. But when it comes to them, they are last on their list. Two-thirds of blindness and other visual impairments in the world occur in women. There are various reasons for this, women generally live longer than men and women have hormonal fluctuations during their lives that negatively affect their...  read more


eclipse

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August 21, 2017

The safest way to view a solar eclipse requires the use of proper solar filters. It is imperative that you do not stare at the sun or an individual can risk great damage to the eye even during a relatively short period of time. Eclipse glasses must have evidence that they comply with the ISO...  read more


Docs May Miss Major Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors

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April 28, 2017

HealthDay News April 27, 2017 A condition called age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may be going undiagnosed too often, new research suggests. The new study involved 644 people aged 60 and older who were found to have normal eye health in their most recent examination by either a primary eye care ophthalmologist or optometrist. However, when...  read more