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Mar 20, 2024

2024 Giving Challenge- Be The One

Save the Date- 2024 Giving Challenge -Be the One- April 9 & 10 Imagine the impact you will make with a single donation. Each unique donation* made to the Macular…

2024 Giving Challenge- Be The One

May 12, 2024

Happy Mother’s Day

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Happy Mother’s Day

May 3, 2024

16 Ways to Modify Your Home if You Have Diabetic Macular Edema

Low vision can increase your risk of a fall or other mishap. Here’s a room-by-room guide to making your home safer if you have DME. By Maria Masters Medically Reviewed …

16 Ways to Modify Your Home if You Have Diabetic Macular Edema

May 3, 2024

Study finds link between body weight and retinal thickness

There appears to be a significant association between body weight, specifically preobesity and obesity, and changes in retinal thickness, according to a study that suggests individuals who are preobese, even…

Study finds link between body weight and retinal thickness

Apr 16, 2024

Treatment challenges in patients with nAMD

by: Lynda Charters David Eichenbaum, MD, discusses his experiences with aflibercept, faricimab. Reviewed by David Eichenbaum, MD David Eichenbaum, MD, from Retina Vitreous Associates of Florida and the Morsani College…

Treatment challenges in patients with nAMD

Apr 16, 2024

Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) for Ocugen’s Phase 1/2 ArMaDa clinical approves medium dose of OCU410

by: Sydney M Crago The Phase 1/2 study includes a dose-escalation phase of the study featuring 3 cohorts each one receiving either a low, medium, or high dose of OCU410.…

Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) for Ocugen’s Phase 1/2 ArMaDa clinical approves medium dose of OCU410

Apr 15, 2024

New research links vitamin D deficiency and diabetic peripheral neuropathy—but questions still remain

By Lisa Marie Basile | Fact-checked by Davi Sherman -Published March 29, 2024 Key Takeaways New research has drawn a link between vitamin D deficiency (VDD) and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) in elderly adults with type…

New research links vitamin D deficiency and diabetic peripheral neuropathy—but questions still remain

Apr 10, 2024

The Complete Eye Health & Nutrition Guide: Eye Foods

New lower price- The Complete Eye Health & Nutrition Guide: Eye Foods New price $15.00 + $9.95 mailing costs- Limited time Please click here to order your today: https://macularhope.org/shop/y7

The Complete Eye Health & Nutrition Guide: Eye Foods

Apr 5, 2024

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Mont

Did you know that more women suffer from visual impairments than men, per the National Eye Institute? Two-thirds of blindness occur in women according to the World Health Organization. Fortunately,…

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Mont

Apr 4, 2024

SpyGlass Pharma unveils 1-year data of drug delivery platform implanted during routine cataract surgery in patients diagnosed with glaucoma

by: David Hutton One year after implantation, the enduring IOP reduction remained consistent across all 3 dose strengths.

SpyGlass Pharma unveils 1-year data of drug delivery platform implanted during routine cataract surgery in patients diagnosed with glaucoma

Apr 3, 2024

ISS National Lab-sponsored study to test a novel gene therapy for AMD

by David Hutton An investigation is set to launch on SpaceX’s 30th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station contracted by NASA to test the therapy in space.…

ISS National Lab-sponsored study to test a novel gene therapy for AMD

Apr 2, 2024

Beyond the eclipse: The long-term effects of solar retinopathy

by: David Hutton Patients can experience solar retinopathy after viewing the eclipse without protection, but it also can occur from outdoor activities, including those mentioned. It can lead to symptoms…

Beyond the eclipse: The long-term effects of solar retinopathy

Apr 1, 2024

Eye safety tips you need to know ahead of the solar eclipse

By: Alex Delaney-Gesing Ahead of the much anticipated solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, experts from across the eyecare space are offering their best clinical advice for how to safely…

Eye safety tips you need to know ahead of the solar eclipse

Mar 29, 2024

Happy Easter

The Macular Degeneration Association is wishing you and yours a healthy and happy Easter.

Happy Easter

Mar 28, 2024

Beacon Therapeutics is Seeking Participants with X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa

Beacon Therapeutics is Seeking Participants with X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa Who Have a Mutation (or Defect) in the RPGR Gene for Their Multi-Center, Phase 2/3 Vista Trial   To be considered for…

Beacon Therapeutics is Seeking Participants with X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa

Mar 26, 2024

Topical drop treatment for full-thickness macular hole closure

Wang and colleagues conducted a retrospective case series of patients with full-thickness macular holes. A newly reported study, led by first author Jessie Wang, MD, found that topical therapy resulted…

Topical drop treatment for full-thickness macular hole closure

Mar 21, 2024

The Dangers of Rubbing Itchy Eyes

March 18th, 2024 From scratching your cornea and tearing your retina to introducing allergens and causing infections, pawing at your peepers just doesn’t pay off. Rubbing our eyes: It’s something…

The Dangers of Rubbing Itchy Eyes

Mar 19, 2024

The Definitive Guide for Macular Degeneration

Welcome to IrisVision’s live webinar, “The Definitive Guide to Macular Degeneration,” an exclusive session aimed at shedding light on one of the most common causes of vision loss among older…

The Definitive Guide for Macular Degeneration

Mar 8, 2024

Translocated gut bacteria possible cause of some inherited eye diseases

by: Lynda Charters The authors suggested genetic mutation may relax the body’s defenses and allow harmful bacteria to reach the eye. An experimental murine study found that “sight loss in…

Translocated gut bacteria possible cause of some inherited eye diseases

Mar 8, 2024

Brassica Pharma recalls eye ointment products due to lack of sterility assurance

Brassica Pharma has initiated a voluntary recall of its eye ointment products after an FDA inspection of a Brassica facility found a “lack of sterility assurance.” “For those patients who…

Brassica Pharma recalls eye ointment products due to lack of sterility assurance

Feb 20, 2024

February is Low Vision Month

February is Low Vision Month   There are a few ways to define low vision. I think of it as having vision that is not good enough to perform activities…

February is Low Vision Month

Feb 14, 2024

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentines Day Show your eyes some love- schedule your eye exam today.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Feb 12, 2024

Macular Degeneration Month

Reviewed by Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss. This disease affects approximately 20 million people in the United States, and nearly 1.5 million…

Macular Degeneration Month

Feb 6, 2024

FDA warns consumers of contaminated copycat eye drops

    by, David Hutton, Managing Editor, Ophthalmology Times In a news release, the FDA noted these are copycat eye drop products that consumers can easily mistake for Bausch +…

FDA warns consumers of contaminated copycat eye drops

Jan 26, 2024

Geographic Atrophy: Partnering Together for Best Patient Outcomes

by: Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO Medical Director for the Macular Degeneration Association                                     …

Geographic Atrophy: Partnering Together for Best Patient Outcomes

Jan 22, 2024

January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Two Compelling Cases of Significant IOP Reduction in Advanced Glaucoma Recent breakthroughs in minimally invasive glaucoma treatment are reshaping the approach to managing this disease. One standout innovation, the iStent…

January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Jan 22, 2024

Ocular gene therapy: The good, the bad, and the maybe

David Eichenbaum, MD, discussed the status of the technology at the Retina 2024 meeting in Maui. Ocular gene therapy is not yet ready for prime time, according to David Eichenbaum,…

Ocular gene therapy: The good, the bad, and the maybe

Jan 18, 2024

Eye Health in Elderly

          By: You Loong Yeong, OD Our eyes undergo natural changes as we age, and the risk of certain eye diseases increases. This infographic provides a…

Eye Health in Elderly

Jan 18, 2024

Producing tears in a dish: Researchers develop first model of human conjunctiva

Published January 12, 2024 | Originally published on MedicalXpress Breaking News-and-Events The Organoid group at the Hubrecht Institute produced the first organoid model of the human conjunctiva. These organoids mimic the function of the…

Producing tears in a dish: Researchers develop first model of human conjunctiva

Jan 17, 2024

Early Cognitive Decline: Can Eye Doctors Mitigate the Risk Through Lifestyle and Vision Interventions?

By Julie Poteet, OD, MS, CNS, FOWNS According to current statistics, one in every 10 people will have Alzheimer’s dementia by the time they are 65 years old. That risk will…

Early Cognitive Decline: Can Eye Doctors Mitigate the Risk Through Lifestyle and Vision Interventions?

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