Macular Degeneration

Eclipse

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 …

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Regained Eyesight After 20 Years

Brooklyn Man Regains Eyesight After Being Blind For Nearly 20 Years December 3, 2016 Kevin Coughlin who was blind for nearly 20 years regained his eyesight, without the help of doctors or medicine. For years, he needed his guide dog to help him around. But now, Coughlin is, as he puts it, “un-blinded.” The thick …

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Mini-camera on glasses helps blind people ‘read’

HealthDay News May 5, 2016 A device mounted onto eyeglasses enables people considered legally blind to “read” and perform other day-to-day activities, according to researchers.The device, called OrCam, features a miniature camera with optical character-recognition technology. The camera deciphers text and then “reads” it to the user through an earpiece. The device can even be …

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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

Diabetes Drug Metformin

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, May 28, 2015The diabetes drug metformin was linked to a lower risk of developing glaucoma.People who took the most metformin during the 10-year study period had a 25 percent reduced risk of glaucoma compared with people not taking the drug, researchers found.“Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness worldwide and classic …

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