Arthritis and Your Eyes

Written By: Kierstan Boyd Reviewed By: J Kevin McKinney MD Nov. 13, 2019 If you have arthritis, you are already familiar with this chronic disease that causes swelling and pain in parts of the body. Most people think arthritis mainly affects the body’s joints—like...

36 Fabulous Foods for Your Eyes

Leer en Español: Cinco alimentos fabulosos para sus ojos Written By: Celia VimontReviewed By: Brenda Pagan-Duran, MDNov. 15, 2019 If you’re looking for a diet that’s healthy for your eyes, here’s some good news: The same diet that helps your heart and the rest of your...

5 Things You Might Not Know About Diabetes and Your Eyes

Written By: Kierstan Boyd Reviewed By: Ninel Z Gregori MD Dec. 03, 2019 If you have diabetes, you probably already know that you’re at risk for vision problems. You know that controlling your blood sugar and monitoring your A1C is vital for your overall health....

New Study for Dry Macular Degeneration Patients

Study Opportunity for  Dry AMD Patients 60 min webcam interview and compensation is $100 Please sign up at the link below for information or to see if you qualify! https://rarepatientvoice.com/macularhope/

Clinic pitches unproven treatments to desperate patients, with tips on raising the cash

Caution please beware clinics stating that they have a cure: The FDA has not approved most stem cell treatments and has said it considers many of them illegal. By William Wan and Laurie McGinley Dec. 1, 2019 at 8:41 p.m. EST By the time he called...

#Giving Tuesday 2019

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Yale-MIT-Harvard collaboration maps out cellular culprits of blindness

By: Kyoung A Lee According to statistics reported by Mayo Clinic, there are more than 200,000 new cases of macular degeneration in the United States each year. It is no secret that vision impairment is common among the elderly — age-related macular degeneration, or...

ALLERGAN PRESENTS DATA ON TREATMENTS FOR AMD AND GLAUCOMA

by Andrew McClean The company highlighted a potential “first-in-class” treatment for reducing intraocular pressure Pharmaceutical company Allergan presented data on treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma at the American Academy of...

USING A “ONE-AND-DONE” GENE THERAPY TO TREAT WET AMD

by Selina Powell Six patients with wet age-related macular degeneration have gone for six months without the need for regular injections US researchers have highlighted the potential of using gene therapy to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) at the...

Yale researchers find cells linked to leading cause of blindness in elderly

By Bill Hathaway Age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in the elderly, affecting more than 2 million people in the United States and leading to progressive loss of central vision. Genome wide studies have identified almost three...
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