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14th Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology

(COPHy) taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, March 24-25, 2023

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Nov 30, 2022

Matters of Vision! 2022 Last 2 meetings

EXCITING NEWS about dry macular degeneration is being presented at the Matters of Vision! 2022 last 2 meetings. 12.03.22 Atlanta, GA- Renaissance Concourse Airport Hotel- One Hartsfield Centre Parkway, Atlanta,…

Matters of Vision! 2022 Last 2 meetings

Nov 26, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving

The Macular Degeneration Association wanted to wish you and your family a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving. We appreciate and are grateful for you.

Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 26, 2022

The Surprising Effects of Smoking and How You Can Finally Quit the Habit

By The West News t’s common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health. In fact, our article ‘The Eight Most Major Health Problems in the World Today’ considers smoking a significant contributor…

The Surprising Effects of Smoking and How You Can Finally Quit the Habit

Nov 19, 2022

New Stem Cell Treatment Developed for AMD

RESTORING LOST VISION BY AMBER SNYDER Dr. Kapil Bharti of NEI is developing a stem cell-based therapy to prevent and restore vision loss caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD). He spoke…

New Stem Cell Treatment Developed for AMD

Nov 18, 2022

The consequences of Geographic Atrophy (GA)

The consequences of Geographic Atrophy (GA) are too critical to be ignored.1-3 Even when visual acuity is relatively unchanged in GA secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), functional vision continues…

The consequences of Geographic Atrophy (GA)

Nov 18, 2022

3 Warning Signs of Macular Degeneration

Whether wet or dry, these symptoms warrant a visit to an eye doctor by Kimberly Goad, AARP You can ward off plenty of health conditions by looking out for early warning…

3 Warning Signs of Macular Degeneration

Nov 18, 2022

A Century of Stem Cells- John Hopkins Medicine

A brief overview of the evolution of Stem Cells.  How are evolving in research? This is produced by John Hopkins Medicine.

A Century of Stem Cells- John Hopkins Medicine

Nov 11, 2022

Making artificial tears less artificial

November 1, 2022 Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO Optometry Times Journal, October digital edition 2022, Volume 14, Issue 10 Preservative-free eye drops offer benefits for ocular health. A patient consults you for relief from…

Making artificial tears less artificial

Oct 31, 2022

Research Suggests An Eye-Heart Connection

EYE HEALTH Posted October 28, 2022 (NAPSI)—If you are like the majority of Americans, heart disease and eye disease run in your family. So you should know that a growing body…

Research Suggests An Eye-Heart Connection

Oct 4, 2022

More older Americans Will Suffer From Low Vision, Here’s How to Make Life Easier and Safe

Published: 9/28/2022 The number of older Americans with low vision is expected to double in the coming years, as more people live longer. Low vision describes poor vision that can’t be fixed or improved…

More older Americans Will Suffer From Low Vision, Here’s How to Make Life Easier and Safe

Oct 3, 2022

Will experience support use of first-ever retinal gene therapy?

by: Maximilian J. Gerhardt, MD Recent reports of retinal atrophy have raised concerns on potential long-term safety. Voretigene neparvovec (Luxturna, Spark Therapeutics) is the first causal treatment for biallelic RPE65 mutation–associated…

Will experience support use of first-ever retinal gene therapy?

Sep 22, 2022

What Your Eye Color Can Say About Your Health

by Hallie Levine, AARP, September 8, 2022 Plus, 8 types of changes in eye color that indicate problems They say that your eyes are the window to your soul — but…

What Your Eye Color Can Say About Your Health

Sep 21, 2022

Eye care therapies on the move: What’s in the pipeline

by: Lynda Charters Melissa Barnett, OD, from the University of California, Davis Eye Center, Sacramento and Davis, CA, described new strategies, technologies, and drug classes to treat chronic conditions that…

Eye care therapies on the move: What’s in the pipeline

Sep 21, 2022

Supplements slow AMD progression, study data confirm

September 20, 2022 Alex Delaney-Gesing, Senior Editor Optometry Times Journal, September digital edition 2022, Volume 14, Issue 9 AREDS2 formula doesn’t contain beta carotene, reducing the risk of lung cancer. New research data…

Supplements slow AMD progression, study data confirm

Sep 16, 2022

Friday Fun Eye Facts

Did you know? The eye has over 2 million moving parts.

Friday Fun Eye Facts

Sep 9, 2022

Lions Eye Institute Acquires SightLife, Expanding Mission of Saving Eyesight Around the World

One of the nation’s leading nonprofits dedicated to saving eyesight through tissue donation and transplantation is expanding its reach to help bring the “Gift of Sight” to more than 12,000…

Lions Eye Institute Acquires SightLife, Expanding Mission of Saving Eyesight Around the World

Sep 9, 2022

Aflibercept 8 mg Meets Primary Endpoints in Two Global Pivotal Trials for DME and wAMD, with a Vast Majority of Patients Maintained on 12- and 16-week Dosing Intervals

NEWS PROVIDED BY Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  Sep 08, 2022, 09:00 ET 91% and 89% of diabetic macular edema (DME) patients were rapidly initiated and maintained on 12- and 16-week dosing…

Aflibercept 8 mg Meets Primary Endpoints in Two Global Pivotal Trials for DME and wAMD, with a Vast Majority of Patients Maintained on 12- and 16-week Dosing Intervals

Sep 9, 2022

Friday Fun Eye Facts

Did you know? Humans can see more shades of green than any other color. #eyecare #eyehealth #FridayFunEyeFacts #MacularDegenerationAssociation  

Friday Fun Eye Facts

Sep 4, 2022

Vision-enhancing eyewear soon to be readily available at VA hospitals

By Irene Loewenson New eyewear fitted with a camera that can help low-vision people see — known as eSight devices — will be much more readily available at Veterans Affairs hospitals thanks to a…

Vision-enhancing eyewear soon to be readily available at VA hospitals

Sep 4, 2022

Scientists Find That the Loss of a “Youth” Protein Could Drive Aging

The loss of the protein pigment epithelium-derived factor, the study discovered, is a driver of aging-related changes in the retina. Mice without a protective protein in their eyes have symptoms resembling…

Scientists Find That the Loss of a “Youth” Protein Could Drive Aging

Sep 4, 2022

First U.S. patient receives autologous stem cell therapy to treat dry AMD

At the National Institutes of Health, a surgical team successfully implanted a patch of tissue made from patient cells with the goal of treating advanced “dry” age-related macular degeneration (AMD),…

First U.S. patient receives autologous stem cell therapy to treat dry AMD

Sep 2, 2022

Friday Fun Eye Facts

Did you know? Humans can see more shades of green than any other color #eyehealth #eyecare #fridayfuneyefacts

Friday Fun Eye Facts

Aug 25, 2022

Association found between salt intake, glaucoma risk in those on antihypertensive therapy

By:Michela Cimberle Frequent dietary salt intake may increase the risk for glaucoma in patients on antihypertensive therapy, according to a study. The analysis was conducted within the participants of the…

Association found between salt intake, glaucoma risk in those on antihypertensive therapy

Aug 22, 2022

Why watermelon is good for health

ByGaston de Persigny Watermelon is one of the preferred and favorite fruits in summer. Curiously, the green-red fruit was first cultivated more than 4,000 years ago in Northeast Africa. Sweet…

Why watermelon is good for health

Aug 22, 2022

EYE EXAMS CAN DETECT EARLY SIGNS OF DISEASE HIDING IN YOUR BODY

National Eye Exam Month focuses on the importance of lifelong vision care Eyes are the windows to the soul, as William Shakespeare once wrote. But they are also windows to…

EYE EXAMS CAN DETECT EARLY SIGNS OF DISEASE HIDING IN YOUR BODY

Aug 19, 2022

Friday Fun Eye Facts

Did you know? Your iris has 256 unique characteristics, while your fingerprint only has 40 #Fridayfuneyefacts #maculardegenerationassociation#eyehealth #eyecare

Friday Fun Eye Facts

Aug 18, 2022

FDA clears at-home visual acuity test

By: Nancy Hemphill, ELS, FAAO The FDA announced that it cleared the Visibly Digital Acuity Product, a web-based, self-guided software application for testing visual acuity at home. The technology, which…

FDA clears at-home visual acuity test

Aug 17, 2022

Positive phase 2 study results reported for DME treatment

Participants with diabetic macular edema treated with a senolytic Bcl-xL inhibitor in the phase 2 BEHOLD study experienced visual acuity improvement after 18 weeks, according to a press release from…

Positive phase 2 study results reported for DME treatment

Aug 17, 2022

When to Resume Exercise After an Eye Surgery or Injury

By Daniel Porter Reviewed By J Kevin McKinney MD, G Atma Vemulakonda, MD, Ninel Z Gregori MD It is common to wonder how eye surgery or an eye condition will impact your fitness routine.…

When to Resume Exercise After an Eye Surgery or Injury

Aug 15, 2022

Virtual Exams Are the Future of Eye Care

Heru aims to transform eye exams with AR glasses and VR headsets. CNET’s Stephen Beacham got his eyes examined in VR. Check out the results and get a glimpse of…

Virtual Exams Are the Future of Eye Care

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