Tag Archives: age related macular degeneration
This update on age-related macular degeneration presents articles discussing Alzheimer’s disease, laser treatments, the Mediterranean diet, and home remedies for AMD. Vision is one of the five senses, enabling us to see the world and function in it safely. Over… Read More
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among the elderly, is also linked to Alzheimer’s disease. A study has revealed that the proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease can accumulate in the retina and damage it. The researchers… Read More
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in its early stages may be reversed with laser treatment. Researcher Erica L. Fletcher explained, “It is hoped that this study will provide a basis for the clinical use of the low energy nanosecond laser… Read More
This weekly health news roundup presents our most recent articles on Parkinson’s disease, osteoarthritis, macular degeneration, schizophrenia, and heart attack.
This week we found out about an inhaled medication that may improve symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, high cholesterol may contribute… Read More
Age-related macular degeneration risk may be reduced with the Mediterranean diet and caffeine. The latest findings found that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) risk was lower among those who ate a Mediterranean diet, especially eating lots of fruits. This is the… Read More
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common vision problem affecting people over the age of 40. The macula starts deteriorating over time, affecting one’s vision. You may find that you now need glasses, or that you have to hold text… Read More
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients are at an increased risk for brain hemorrhage. Study researcher Renske G. Wieberdink, M.D., said, “Other studies have found there are more strokes in older individuals with late AMD, but ours is the first… Read More
New guidelines have been laid out to treat diabetic retinal degeneration, along with age-related macular degeneration. The study compared the efficiency of various drugs in treating diabetic macular degeneration. Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, director of the University Hospital of Ophthalmology and … Read More
Age-related macular degeneration and coronary artery disease in older adults have been found to be linked. In the study, published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, the researchers reviewed medical records from over 1,600 people. They found that the… Read More
Wet macular degeneration is an eye disease that can cause blurred vision or even blind spots in a person’s visual field, and while it is not as common as dry macular degeneration, it does account for 90 percent of all … Read More
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) complications include reduced driving ability and central vision loss. The study found that the loss of central vision in the elderly impairs their ability to spot pedestrians. The study aimed to evaluate using a driving stimulator… Read More
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and atherosclerosis are both linked to the inability to remove a buildup of fat and cholesterol. The study leads to an interesting question – whether lowering cholesterol levels could translate to better AMD prevention.
AMD is… Read More