February is Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

February is Macular Degeneration Awareness month.Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that may get worse over time. It’s the leading cause of severe, permanent vision loss in people over age 50. It happens when the small central portion of your...

Daniel Kiernan, MD: Future of AMD Treatments

by: Patrick Campbell While anti-VEGF therapies have cemented their place in the treatment of ophthalmic conditions, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), there is still an onus on reduce treatment burden when developing new treatments. While aflibercept...

New genetic discoveries help predict risk for type 1, type 2 diabetes

Researchers continue to discover more each year about the genetic risk factors for type 1 and type 2 diabetes and how those risk factors interact with the environment. Scientists have linked several genetic mutations to diabetes risk, though not everyone with a...

Boost your cognition abilities: Add dates to your diet

Dates are the sweet and nutritious fruits of the palm tree. It is loaded with many essential nutrients and can boost your overall health. By: Jahnavi Sarma   Regular consumption of dates towards the end of pregnancy will induce cervical dilation. This will reduce your...

Ocuphire Pharma Announces In-License of Phase 2 Oral Small Molecule Drug Candidate for Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema from Apexian Pharmaceuticals

Results of Phase 2 research APX3330, a First-in-Class Ref-1 Inhibitor for Diabetic Ocular Diseases Affecting the Retina, Added to Ocuphire Portfolio of Ophthalmic Drug Candidates   Data from Two Recently Completed Nyxol® Phase 2b Studies Accepted for...

Coming To Grips With The Aging Process

by:Senior Corner - January My Mom, Sheila Arellano, was an Escalon Times staff writer for years. She created a monthly column that found humor in off beat events that happened in her life especially in her later years. Writing was her dream and she was able to pursue...

Macular Degeneration Association’s Medical Board member Jeremiah Brown Jr., MD announced as one of San Antonio’s Top Doctors 2020

San Antonio's Top Doctors 2020 316 top doctors in San Antonio, in 59 different specialties Dr. Brown is a distinguished member of our medical board. Dr. Brown has spoken at many of our awareness programs and is a contributor in the educational components of the...

Brolocuziumab: Less frequent dosing/maintenance of robust visual gains in wet AMD

by: Lynda Charters This article was reviewed by Arshad M. Khanani, MD, MA; Joshua Mali, MD; and Patrick Mooney Brolucizumab (RTH258, Beovu, Novartis) received FDA approval for treatment of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) during the last...

Low Vision Clinic and devices can help those with impaired sight

by: Betty Lin- Fisher Beacon Journal Mary Kosovich’s vision has been deteriorating for the last 29 years. Kosovich can’t read a book or written words without assistance, such as a magnifier, and she has a hard time distinguishing people’s faces as a result of retinal...

Dr. Mali’s top 5 stories in ophthalmology for 2019

By: Joshua Mali, MD It’s that time of the year again when I reflect on an exciting and dynamic year in ophthalmology! Here are my top 5 most significant stories in ophthalmology for 2019: 1.  FDA approves brolucizumab for treatment of wet AMD As of this...
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