Tag Archives: age related macular degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of permanent blindness in Americans, and it occurs as a result of aging. There aren’t any specific treatments or cures for AMD, but many optometrists and ophthalmologists will recommend their patients adhere… Read More
According to a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology, patients with age-related macular degeneration who received seven or more eye injections of the drug Bevacizumab annually had a higher risk of having glaucoma surgery.
The most common cause of macular … Read More
February is National AMD/Low Vision Awareness month, and to honor this, we’ve collected some of Bel Marra Health’s most informative articles regarding low vision in the elderly, AMD home remedies, diabetic retinopathy, as well as how these conditions affect quality… Read More
An experimental drug being developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins University is showing promise for simplifying the treatment of age-related macular degeneration. The drug, currently called AXT107, has only been tested in rabbits and mice so far, but the results… Read More
Depression in patients with age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy can be reduced with self-care tools. The researchers conducted a randomized controlled clinical trial involving 80 participants with late-stage age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy. Participants also had mild depressive… Read More
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and macular telangiectasia may be caused by dysfunctional energy metabolism. Both eye diseases develop from abnormal growth of blood vessels in the eye, which is believed to be triggered by oxygen deprivation. Now the researchers suggest… Read More
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