Tag Archives: age related macular degeneration
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
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) risk is higher in adults whose eyes adjust to darkness slowly, according to research findings. Your eyes’ ability to adjust to the dark after bright light is called dark adaptation. Researchers believe the time it takes… Read More
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) risk has been found to increase with smoking. The study found that smokers, or those who have smoked many cigarettes in their life, are at a greater risk for AMD, compared to non-smokers.
AMD is a… Read More
Everybody is talking about February being Heart Month, but aside from matters of the heart, you should know that vitamin D deficiency and smoking are important risk factors for macular degeneration – as February is also Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)… Read More