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Draft National Policy on Sight-saving Drugs unacceptable

Restricting use of drugs for macular degeneration to patients who have already gone bli...for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration. A third drug bevacizumab (Avastin) is also used, but not licensed for the condition. ...

Visual Impairment Linked to Greater Mortality Risk

...ract and those age 49 to 74 years with age-related macular degeneration appear to have higher mortality rate...age-related ocular conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) or cataract, which can be markers of biological aging. Alternatively, visual imp...

New Data Reinforces Correlation Between Carbohydrate Quality and Loss of Vision

...son eats may be directly correlated to Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and its related loss of vision. This is according to a new study by Allen Taylor, PhD, director of the Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision Research at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at T...

Too Much White Rice, Pasta and Bread may Increase Chances of AMD

...x, increase the chances of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). However, whole-wheat versions of rice, pasta and bread are examples of foods that have a low-glycemic-index. These foods are often considered higher quality carbohydrates because they are associated with a slower and less dramat...

UK Suggestion for Restricted Use of Anti-AMD Drugs Draws Flak

...gs used in combating all types of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of sight loss in the UK with 26,000 new cases each year. Nice's preliminary guidance recommends Macugen should not be used at all on the NHS, while Lucentis should be restricted to about one in five patients. ...

Untreatable Eye Disease Improves With Avastin

...tin findings, there was no effective treatment for macular radiation retinopathy. Avastin is a monoclonal anti-body which inhibits the formation of abnormal blood vessels by selectively blocking a substance known as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Avasitin (also called bevaciaumab) is used syste...

Omega-3 Fattyacids Keeps Retinopathy at Bay

...ally on the surface of the retina, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease of the macula, the part of the retina responsible for central vision, and a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of age and older. The researchers found that increasing omega-3 fatty acids and decreasing ...

Higher Intake of Fish and Vitamin D Reduces the Risk of Age-related Macular Disease

...ption have a reduced risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration, while those with higher serum levels..., one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs when the macula, the area at the back of the retina that produces the shar...

Genes Responsible for a Blinding Condition Identified

... of the elderly to an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration// (AMD), researchers report. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision....

Educational Video Increases Knowledge but Not Behavior

...rly succeeded in increasing patients' knowledge of macular degeneration and the availability of adaptive devi...dwide suffer from low vision caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which destroys the tiny center of the retina known as the macula. It is the lead...

Zinc in Body Could Affect Eyes: Study

... may play a role in the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness...the online edition of BBC News. AMD is a form of macular disease, which affects the eye's retina and causes loss of central vision. It often affects older pe...

Beta Carotene Pills Do Not Remedy Age-related Macular Degeneration

...may not be of much use in improving age associated macular degeneration. Age related macular degeneration is common amongst the older generation, which could eventually lead to vision loss. ...

Unique Tomatoes Tops In Disease-Fighting Antioxidants

...k of developing cancer, cardiovascular disease and macular degeneration. “The tomato is a wonderful biosynthetic factory for carotenoids, and scientists are working on ways to enhance the fruit's antioxidant content and composition,” Schwartz continued. The findings appear in a recent issue of the Journa...

Spring is Time for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of visual impairment and blindness in Americans older than 50, affecting// more than two million people. The American Academy of Ophthalmology wants to remind people that although AMD is incurable, there are...

RNAi Shows Promise in Gene Therapy

...an RNAi gene therapy trials now under way - two in macular degeneration and one in RSV pneumonia - the techni... that are overactive in such diseases as cancer or macular degeneration, or disables genes needed by an invading virus. With key genes shut off, viruses such a...

Bionic Eye may Restore Sight to the Blind

... loss of sight caused by ailments like age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. It does ...patients blinded by either retinitis pigmentosa or macular degeneration. Approximately 25 million people, six million in the United States alone, have lost ...

Genetic Testing Sheds Light on Degenerative Eye Disease

... retinal disease, such as retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration. The authors observe that genetic ... boys had two gene mutations linked to Stargardt’s macular degeneration, a blinding disease that begins in childhood. Genetic counseling is a crucial part of...

Blindness from Smoking Terrifies Teens

...cause blindness, mostly as a result of age related macular degeneration, or AMD for short. The figure was even lower among those who smoked, just 2% of whom recognized the link. But teens were far more frightened of losing their sight than of any other smoking related disease, giving it an average score of...

Smoking Increases the Danger of Losing Vision

...ng movement which should highlight the age related macular degeneration process. (AMD). Generally advertisements which talk about the dangers of smoking and nicotine are more effective in older population. When it comes to the younger generation, they think they are indomitable. Hence educating this group ...

Teens Unaware of the Link Between Smoking and Blindness

...cause blindness, mostly as a result of age related macular degeneration, or AMD for short. The figure was even lower among those who smoked, just 2% of whom recognised the link. But teens were far more frightened of losing their sight than of any other smoking related disease, giving it an average score ...

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