February is National Low Vision Awareness Month, and the National Eye Institute is outlining five new technologies currently in development to make life for those with low vision or blindness easier.
Low vision is characterized by difficulty performing daily tasks… 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
Macular degeneration was found to be linked to immune abnormalities beneath the retina. The new findings may help prevent vision loss associated with this eye condition. The researchers focused on two protective mechanisms compromised during the gradual onset of macular… Read More
Giant cell arteritis in elderly is linked to the herpes virus causing chicken pox and shingles. Giant cell arteritis is a condition in which the blood vessels in the temples and scalp become inflamed, which can lead to sudden blindness… Read More
Ocular syphilis can occur at any stage of syphilis, and it may cause blindness. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum. Syphilis is a treatable condition, but if left untreated or if not properly… Read More
Researchers have found that a drug commonly used to treat Parkinson’s disease may be able to delay or even prevent the leading cause of blindness – macular degeneration. The findings are ground-breaking and the first of their kind to combat… Read More
Can a potato a day can keep blindness away? Well, if the vitamin A deficiency combative strategy of FEED THE FUTURE is any indication, eating a lot of orange-flesh sweet potatoes seems to be a step in the right direction.… Read More