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Passive smoking almost doubles risk of degenerative eye disease
Passive smoking almost doubles the risk of the progressively degenerative eye disease, age related macular degeneration, shows research in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. (2005-12-19)
New model for hard-to-study form of blindness paves way for future research
URMC researchers have created the first patient-derived laboratory model of macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older adults. (2017-09-06)
School of Medicine alum gives UofL gift to fight blinding eye disease
In her continuing effort to fight the disease she believes took her mother's eyesight, retired anesthesiologist and graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine Geneva Matlock, M.D., has given another $4 million to UofL to fund research in macular degeneration. (2011-08-15)
Smoking doubles risk of degenerative eye condition
Smoking doubles the risk of the progressive and irreversible eye condition, macular degeneration, and may account for almost 30,000 cases in the UK, suggests research in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. (2005-04-13)
VCU Medical Center first in Virginia to implant telescope for macular degeneration
Physicians at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center have become the first in Virginia to successfully implant a telescope in a patient's eye to treat macular degeneration. (2013-04-15)
Draft national policy on sight-saving drugs 'unacceptable'
Restricting use of drugs for macular degeneration to patients who have already gone blind in one eye is (2007-07-02)
One gene, two eye diseases?
Scientists are a step closer to understanding the genetics of macular degeneration, a disease of the retina that affects 13 million Americans, and causes the loss of central vision. (2002-08-01)
Antioxidants do not prevent degenerative eye disease
A diet rich in antioxidant vitamins and minerals does not seem to prevent the degenerative eye disease known as age related macular degeneration, finds a study published on bmj.com today. (2007-10-08)
Omega-3 fatty acid intake linked with reduced risk of age-related macular degeneration in women
Regular consumption of fish and omega-3 fatty acids found in fish is associated with a significantly reduced risk of developing age-related macular degeneration in women, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the June issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2011-03-14)
Smoking linked to blindness
Smokers are up to four times as likely to become blind in later life from age related macular degeneration (AMD) than non-smokers, but many remain largely unaware of this risk, warn researchers in this week's BMJ. (2004-03-04)
New machine may provide answers about leading cause of blindness
A new device to measure macular pigment in the human eye will improve research opportunities into the correlation between pigment levels and macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the world for persons over 60, according to its Brown University designer. (1999-09-29)
Professor fights disease that destroys vision
A professor at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering has received a $100,000 grant to develop a new technique to fight a disease that gradually destroys vision. (2011-08-08)
Funds to aid macular degeneration research
A University of California, Riverside bioengineering professor has received a two-year, $120,000 grant to search for chemical compounds that have the potential to treat age-related macular degeneration. (2013-07-11)
Study Ensures Effective Ways To Measure Macular Pigment Density
Dietary lutein and zeaxanthin are the major determinants to explain macular pigment optical density, according to research presented at the ARVO 1999 annual meeting. (1999-05-08)
BrightFocus Foundation honors 5 researchers on macular degeneration and glaucoma
BrightFocus Foundation today recognized five scientists in the fields of macular degeneration and glaucoma research, awarding them grants named in honor of leaders in vision research and advocacy. (2016-05-02)
Twin study shows lifestyle, diet can significantly influence course of macular degeneration
Eating a diet high in vitamin D, as well as the nutrients betaine and methionine, might help reduce the risk of macular degeneration, according to new research conducted by Tufts Medical Center scientists. (2011-07-05)
University of Kentucky researcher identifies key to macular degeneration progression
Ambati's research concludes that the presence of the C3a and C5a components in drusen are not only markers of AMD that will develop into the late-stage form of the disease, but that they are in fact causal. (2006-01-30)
Cheaper alternative to licensed drug for treating eye disease has similar side-effects
Health policies which favour using ranibizumab for treating eye disease in older people over safety concerns for a cheaper alternative should take account of a new Cochrane Review published today. (2014-09-14)
Pigment is focus of macular degeneration research
Whether a tiny yellow pigment is the main thing standing between many older people and macular degeneration is under study at the Medical College of Georgia. (2006-03-31)
Age-related macular degeneration common cause of vision impairment in Kenya
Despite current beliefs, the degenerative eye condition age-related macular degeneration is a common cause of vision impairment and blindness in sub-Saharan Africa, requiring an urgent review of vision services, according to a study by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. (2013-02-19)
Cholesterol-lowering eye drops could treat macular degeneration
Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in older Americans. (2013-04-02)
New research could lead to restoring vision for sufferers of retinal disorders
Engineers and neuroscientists at the University of Sheffield have demonstrated for the first time that the cells in the retina carry out key processing tasks. (2016-06-29)
Clinical trial tests cord tissue to treat macular degeneration
UIC is part of a national phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and tolerability of using cells derived from multipotent umbilical cord cells to treat age-related macular degeneration, the most common cause of vision loss in people over 55. (2016-07-20)
Researchers develop mouse model for studying blinding diseases in humans
Researchers at the University of Utah have developed genetically engineered mice that closely mimic what happens to humans who suffer from the juvenile, or dry, form of age-related macular degeneration. (2005-03-09)
OHSU launches gene therapy trial for macular degeneration
OHSU researchers have kicked off a gene therapy clinical trial aimed at treating patients with age-related macular degeneration. (2003-02-24)
Can further studies lower the cost of preserving vision?
The results of two large, randomized clinical trials published Oct. (2006-10-04)
PEDF, protein that inhibits blood vessel growth in the eye, is licensed as possible gene therapy candidate to prevent blindness
An eye protein that blocks excessive blood vessel growth will be developed as a possible candidate for gene therapy to prevent blindness in individuals with diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the Western world. (2001-02-18)
Book on vision loss: AMD affects 1 million Canadians
A new prevention tool is now available, in both French and English, at local bookstores and pharmacies. (2010-05-25)
Missing signal causes misrouting in certain degenerative eye diseases
In the April issue of Genomics, University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center scientists reveal significant details on the functioning of one gene--and the related proteins-- responsible for rare forms of macular degeneration. (2004-05-12)
Stem cell injection may soon reverse vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration
An injection of stem cells into the eye may soon slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration, according to new research from scientists at Cedars-Sinai. (2015-04-14)
Stem cells improve visual function in blind mice
An experimental treatment for blindness, developed from a patient's skin cells, improved the vision of blind mice in a study conducted by Columbia ophthalmologists and stem cell researchers. (2012-10-01)
BrightFocus honors 5 vision researchers
The BrightFocus Foundation today honored five outstanding scientists in the fields of macular degeneration and glaucoma, presenting them with named research awards at an event during the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. (2014-05-05)
Award will enable researcher to bring lab discovery to clinical trial
The number of people in the US with macular degeneration is greater than that with all types of cancer combined. (2007-04-03)
UNC research points to promising treatment for macular degeneration
Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have published new findings in the hunt for a better treatment for macular degeneration. (2013-09-13)
New treatment for age-related macular degeneration within sight
With 8 million people at high risk for advanced age-related macular degeneration, researchers from Harvard and Japan discovered that the experimental drug, endostatin, may be the cure. (2007-11-29)
Why Popeye only has eyes for spinach
Eating spinach could protect your eyes from the leading cause of blindness in Western society, say experts at the University of Manchester. (2006-09-25)
Brain reorganizes to adjust for loss of vision
A new study from Georgia Tech shows that when patients with macular degeneration focus on using another part of their retina to compensate for their loss of central vision, their brain seems to compensate by reorganizing its neural connections. (2008-11-20)
Retinal abnormalities and AMD associated with hypertension and pulse pressure
Retinal abnormalities in older people without diabetes are related to hypertension. (2003-04-10)
Genetic links could unlock clues to leading cause of blindness
A genetic link between rhesus monkeys with macular degeneration and humans could unlock secrets about the earliest stages of the disease, when severe vision loss could still be stopped. (2005-07-25)
Repeated eye injections for age-related macular degeneration associated with increased risk for glaucoma
Patients with age-related macular degeneration who received seven or more eye injections of the drug bevacizumab annually had a higher risk of having glaucoma surgery, according to a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology. (2017-03-16)
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