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2014-04-24 08:35:50

Renowned ophthalmic expert to provide critical guidance to MacuLogix HUMMELSTOWN, Pa., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MacuLogix, Inc., a pioneer in the early detection and tracking of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), today announced the appointment of Joan W. Miller, MD FARVO as a Clinical Advisor. Dr. Miller will provide MacuLogix with guidance on the development and commercialization of the Company's AdaptDx®, an advanced dark adaptometer used by eye care physicians to...

2014-04-22 12:30:18

- Proceeds will Further Strengthen Avalanche's Proprietary BioFactoryTM Platform and Advance Clinical Program in Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration - MENLO PARK, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avalanche Biotechnologies, Inc, a leader in the development of innovative gene therapies for serious eye diseases such as wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), today announced the successful completion of a $55 million Series B financing. New investors were led by Venrock, and...

2013-10-09 12:08:08

A team of researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) has found that loss of an anti-aging gene induces retinal degeneration in mice and might contribute to age-related macular degeneration, the major cause of blindness in the elderly. In the Oct. 9 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, the scientists demonstrated a key role for the aging-suppressor gene Klotho in maintaining the health of the mouse and human retina. They say that in their animal studies, loss of Klotho...

2013-08-31 23:00:49

Members of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) agree with Harvard Report stating Early Detection is Key for successful treatment of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Corona, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 Harvard University Special Health Report released August 22, 2013 states "The earlier Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is detected, the more likely it can be treated successfully." International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) doctors,...

2013-02-06 23:03:54

To Encourage More Patients to Seek Help, Utah Optometrist Offers Free Travel on Home Visits and Free Phone Consults in February for “Age-Related Macular Degeneration & Low Vision Awareness Month Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 Landscape painter Beverly Mastrim beats macular degeneration, keeps right on painting thanks to advances in optics technology. Landscape painter Beverly Mastrim isn´t even close to finished working, even at age 84. As a water-colorist, oil...

Aspirin Use Linked To Elderly Vision Loss
2013-01-22 04:57:38

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of Sydney, Australia recently found that there is a relationship between regular aspirin use and elevated risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In particular, aspirin is a commonly used medication that has been used to help prevent cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and ischemic stroke. Regular aspirin use has been stated as use at least once or more during the week. AMD, on the...


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