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Mar 24, 2020

Statement from Retina International and its Scientific and Medical Advisory Board on COVID-19

Advice for people currently receiving Anti-VEGF treatment for Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration (nAMD) or Diabetes-related Macular Edema (DME). The majority of people affected by nAMD and DME are 65 years…

Statement from Retina International and its Scientific and Medical Advisory Board on COVID-19

Mar 12, 2020

Fresh greens are the flavor of spring

Yes, I know the calendar says it’s still winter. But… the days are getting longer, temps are getting warmer, snow is melting, and shoots are coming up from the soil.…

Fresh greens are the flavor of spring

Mar 11, 2020

Surprising Ties Between Coronavirus and the Eyes

Written By: Reena Mukamal Reviewed By: Sonal S Tuli MD Edited By: Anni Delfaro Mar. 10, 2020 Experts say guarding your eyes — as well as your hands and mouth — can…

Surprising Ties Between Coronavirus and the Eyes

Mar 9, 2020

Five reasons to make a trip for an eye test

SPONSORED CONTENT BY SPECSAVERS 05:00, Mar 09 2020 When it comes to looking after our eyes, more than half of us admit we haven’t had an eye test within the…

Five reasons to make a trip for an eye test

Feb 27, 2020

Novartis launches review on safety of Beovu eye medication

by: Admin ZURICH (Reuters) – Novartis launched an external review on the safety of its Beovu blindness drug after the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) expressed concern. Shares of…

Novartis launches review on safety of Beovu eye medication

Feb 19, 2020

Sunglasses are important. Here’s why…

by: Sujay Suresh Dangi, When it’s sunny, you don’t step out without sunscreen or a big hat, as the damaging effects of UV rays can be severe. Just as you care…

Sunglasses are important. Here’s why…

Feb 11, 2020

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…

February is Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Feb 3, 2020

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…

Daniel Kiernan, MD: Future of AMD Treatments

Jan 30, 2020

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…

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

Jan 28, 2020

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…

Boost your cognition abilities: Add dates to your diet

Jan 22, 2020

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…

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

Jan 9, 2020

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…

Coming To Grips With The Aging Process

Jan 7, 2020

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…

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

Jan 7, 2020

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…

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

Dec 20, 2019

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…

Low Vision Clinic and devices can help those with impaired sight

Dec 17, 2019

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…

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

Dec 9, 2019

Stem cell treatment: What could possibly go wrong with procedure?

By: Lynda Charters Abstract / Synopsis:  Stem cell therapies for ocular diseases often are of unproven efficacy and may result in vision loss, notes one surgeon. Reviewed by Thomas A.…

Stem cell treatment: What could possibly go wrong with procedure?

Dec 4, 2019

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…

Arthritis and Your Eyes

Dec 4, 2019

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…

36 Fabulous Foods for Your Eyes

Dec 4, 2019

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…

5 Things You Might Not Know About Diabetes and Your Eyes

Dec 3, 2019

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/

New Study for Dry Macular Degeneration Patients

Dec 2, 2019

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…

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

Nov 27, 2019

#Giving Tuesday 2019

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

#Giving Tuesday 2019

Nov 12, 2019

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…

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

Oct 30, 2019

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…

ALLERGAN PRESENTS DATA ON TREATMENTS FOR AMD AND GLAUCOMA

Oct 29, 2019

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…

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

Oct 24, 2019

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…

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

Oct 15, 2019

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…

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

Oct 15, 2019

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…

Study aims to reduce macular scarring and avoid vision loss

Oct 13, 2019

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…

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

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