LumiThera raises cash for medical device that uses light to fight vision loss

BY JAMES THORNE LumiThera is developing a medical device for people with age-related macular degeneration. Above, a retina with patterns associated with the disease. (National Institute of Health Photo) Medical device startup LumiThera raised $1.15 million as part of...

Can Supplements Improve Eye Health and Vision?

by: Helen Korneffel Kellogg Eye Center ophthalmologists explain which vitamins and supplements are actually good for your eyes. You’ve probably heard someone say, “Eat your carrots, they’re good for your eyes.” You may have also seen advertisements for nutritional...

How Nate Berkus Is Making Homes Safer for People with Vision Loss

Written by Cathy Cassata “I’m offering my design ideas to make it easier for people with declining vision to live in their homes,” says celebrity interior designer Nate Berkus (pictured above). Image courtesy of Novartis Celebrity interior designer and TLC host on...

FDA APPROVES EYLEA® (AFLIBERCEPT) INJECTION PREFILLED SYRINGE

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- EYLEA is the only anti-VEGF approved to treat four retinal conditions with a single dose strength prefilled syringe EYLEA is available in multiple dosing intervals, offering doctors flexibility to address...

Thyroid hormone can alter color vision in zebrafish, potentially in humans

by Leigh Cooper, University of Idaho Exposure to thyroid hormone can alter eye function in zebrafish, a result with implications for curing color blindness and retinal degeneration in humans. The University of Idaho study found the dosage...

Interior design tips for impaired vision

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness worldwide affecting people over the age of 65. Thankfully, small changes in our daily lives can reduce our risk for this disease. Celebrity interior designer Nate Burkus joins us with tips on how to...

Eat well : Nutrition for ageing eyes

By Indra Balaratnam - July 23, 2019 @ 12:17pm Age-related macular degeneration is one of the main causes of vision loss in older people. THE World Health Organisation estimates that nine per cent of the world’s population is over 65 years old. By 2050,...

How injections can treat Age-Related Macular Degeneration

By Hallie Peilet SARASOTA - The Eye Associates Retina Specialist Dr. Joshua Mali says AMD is not rare. “It’s probably the most common diagnosis I see here in my practice," Dr. Mali said. He says about three million Americans have had vision loss from AMD, which...

Can A Vitamin Be Dangerous?

by: Johane Van Den Berg From a young age, we are taught to take our vitamin supplements daily. They are supposed to make us stronger, healthier, and help us enjoy better immunity against illness. Nowadays, however, the buzz is asking whether your vitamins are doing...

Lyft, Aptiv and the National Federation of the Blind partner on self-driving for low-vision riders

By: Darrell Etherington Lyft  and Aptiv  are already running autonomous driving trials in Las Vegas, and now they’re expanding that limited pilot to include low-vision and blind riders in a new partnership with the National...
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