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Reducing the Risk of Vision Loss from Macular Degeneration

By editor
April 22, 2019

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of permanent visual loss in the United States especially in people aged 65 years and older. AMD affects the central vision, which is used for daily tasks such as reading, driving, and watching TV. According to the Centers for Disease Control (1), the number of Americans aged... read more

Eye News: AREDS 2 Confirms Benefits of Dietary Supplements for Age-related Macular Degeneration

By editor
December 31, 2013

AREDS 2 Confirms and Refines the Use of Dietary Supplements for Age-related Macular Degeneration From Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 Research Group. Lutein + zeaxanthin and omega-3 fatty acids for age-related macular degeneration: the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2013;309(19):2005-2015. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision... read more

Eye News: Many Cases of Diabetic Retinopathy are being Missed in the U.S.

By editor
December 30, 2013

Underuse of the Health Care System by Persons With Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Macular Edema in the United States From JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online December 19, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.6426   The above heading is the title of the study that was published in JAMA Ophthalmology regarding the awareness of diabetic eye problems and usage of the... read more

Eye News: Oral Cipro Use Associated with Retinal Detachment

By editor
April 1, 2012

Oral Fluoroquinolones and the Risk of Retinal Detachment From JAMA. 2012;307(13):1414-1419. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.383   There have been a few case reports of retinal detachment occurring after the use of oral fluoroquinolone medications such as Cipro.  This study looked more deeply into this by using health care data captured from the universal health coverage database of the... read more

Eye News: Does Drinking Coffee Increase Glaucoma Risk?

By editor
March 3, 2012

Does Drinking Coffee Increase Glaucoma Risk? (American Glaucoma Society 22nd Annual Meeting: Abstracts 83 and 23. Presented March 3, 2012.) An analysis of the health records of more than 75,000 women has found a positive association between heavy coffee drinking and the development of exfoliation glaucoma (EG) or EG suspect, according to data presented here... read more

Eye News: Aspirin Use Associated with Age-related Macular Degeneration

By editor
January 2, 2012

More Frequent Aspirin Use Associated With More Severe Age-related Macular Degeneration (Daniel M. Keller, PhD, Ophthalmology. 2012;119:112-118, January 2012) The risks for early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and wet late AMD are associated with frequent aspirin use, and the risk increases with greater aspirin consumption, European researchers reported in an article published in the January... read more

Eye News: Increased Risk of Cancer Diagnosis after Shingles Affecting the Eye

By editor
June 2, 2011

Increased risk of a Cancer Diagnosis after Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus (Shingles affecting the eye) (Ho JD; Xirasagar S; Lin HC, Ophthalmology. 2011; 118(6):1076-81, June 2011.) Shingles has been associated with immune suppression and an increased risk of cancer. This population-based follow-up study investigated the risk of a subsequent cancer diagnosis after herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO... read more

Eye News: FDA Approves Stem Cell Trial for Macular Degeneration

By editor
January 3, 2011

FDA Approves Stem Cell Trial for Macular Degeneration (January 3, 2011.) Advanced Cell Technology announced on January 3rd it had won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to test human embryonic stem cells for treating dry age-related macular degeneration, a common cause of vision loss. It is only the second FDA-approved trial for ACT's stem... read more

Eye News: The Number of Americans with Macular Degeneration Decreases 30 Percent

By editor
January 2, 2011

The Number of Americans with Age Related Macular Degeneration has Decreased 30% over 2 Decades (From Archives of Ophthalmology, January 2011.) "The number of Americans with age related macular degeneration (AMD) fell 30 percent in about two decades," according to a study published in the January issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology, "reducing the threat... read more

Eye News: Women With Migraines And Visual Symptoms May Have Higher Stroke Risk

By editor
January 4, 2007

Women With Migraines And Visual Symptoms May Have Higher Stroke Risk (Steven J. Kittner, MD, et al. Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. 2007;38:2438-2445) Women who have migraine headaches with visual symptoms (or aura) may be at increased risk for stroke compared to women who do not have migraines, researchers reported in Stroke: Journal... read more

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