AREDS2 formulation, Mediterranean diet and deep learning may improve diagnosis, treatment of AMD

SAN FRANCISCO —The AREDS2 formulation and a Mediterranean diet, especially fish, can help reduce the risk for patient progression to advanced age-related macular degeneration, while advancements in deep learning capabilities can improve ophthalmic diagnostic...

Study aims to reduce macular scarring and avoid vision loss

Reducing macular scarring to avoid vision loss is the aim of a new Griffith University study led by Dr Audra Shadforth from the School of Environment and Science. “Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Australia with one in seven...

In-office gene therapy for wet age-related macular degeneration is coming

by American Academy of Ophthalmology Gene therapy is showing promise for one of the most common causes of blindness. Data presented today shows that six patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have, so far, gone at least six months without the need...

Novartis receives FDA approval for BEOVU®, offering wet AMD patients vision gains and greater fluid reductions vs aflibercept

Oct 08, 2019 - In two head-to-head clinical trials, patients on BEOVU (brolucizumab-dbll) achieved vision gains that were non-inferior to aflibercept at year one with longer treatment intervals in a majority of patients[1,2]- BEOVU demonstrated greater reductions in...

Graybug Vision Initiates Phase 2b (ALTISSIMO) Clinical Trial of GB-102 in Patients with Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Research reaches Phase 2 b in clinical trial for wet age-related macular degeneration. Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 12:05 pm | Updated: 12:30 pm, Wed Oct 2, 2019. Associated Press | REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 2, 2019-- Graybug...

Feasts for Your Eyes: 9 Dinner Ideas for Healthy Vision

by: Stacey Colino We’ve got nine delicious dinner inspirations that are packed with the nutrients your eyes need most (think beta carotein, omega-3s, lutein, and more). But in case you need a short cut, follow this advice: “Include at least four servings of vegetables...

13 Little Updates to Make Your Home Low-vision Friendly

by: Jerilyn CovertHEALTH WRITER When you have low vision resulting from a condition like wet macular degeneration, everyday household tasks can be a challenge. Luckily, a few simple upgrades can dramatically improve your ability to perform them, says Debra Young,...

Microsoft will use AI to supercharge Novartis’ giant drug-development engine

BY JAMES THORNE Microsoft has reached a deal with pharmaceutical giant Novartis that aims to bring the power of artificial intelligence to drug discovery. “AI is perhaps the most transformational technology of our time, and healthcare is perhaps AI’s most pressing...

SENIOR LOOKOUT: Vision problems can arise as we age

by: Senior Lookout Tracy Arabian Vision loss is a difficult condition — it changes the tools you need to engage in the world. Learning to function in the world without sight takes time, effort and commitment, but just like other challenges, it can be done successfully...

Blind engineer builds a SMART cane that has Google Maps, Bluetooth, and a sensory device

Published by Pauline R.  In today’s age of advance technology, a lot of devices, gadgets, and programs are built to make our lives easier and more convenient. While the more recent innovations were designed for entertainment, some companies are taking technology to...
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