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2014-04-03 11:04:31

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have made a major breakthrough with important implications for sufferers of the eye disease Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), which can cause central blindness in sufferers. The scientists found that a component of the immune system, 'IL-18', acts as a guardian of eyesight by suppressing the production of damaging blood vessels behind the retina at the back of the eye. In addition, in pre-clinical models, it was shown that 'IL-18' can be...

2014-02-20 16:26:52

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF) will host a FREE SupportSight(SM) seminar on February 25, 2014 about the latest in research, treatment, patient care and early detection, technology and coping with vision impairment. WHO: MVRF - a national nonprofit focused on finding a cure for macular degeneration and other retinal diseases. To reach this goal, MVRF funds groundbreaking research projects conducted by...

2014-02-14 23:03:23

New national partnership to increase education and outreach on topics of macular degeneration, latest research, prevention, treatment, as well as low vision technology and adaptive aids to improve quality of life. Vista, CA, Conshohocken, PA, (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF) and Optelec have formed a unique partnership of industry and philanthropy to benefit more than 11 million people in the United States with age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...

2014-02-10 23:24:41

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 55 and it roughly affects 15 million Americans. Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 55 and it roughly affects 15 million Americans. According to the National Eye Institute, AMD occurs when the small central portion of the retina, known as the macula, deteriorates....

2013-11-21 08:27:15

Many leading causes of adult-onset vision loss can be prevented TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - According to the World Health Organization, 75 per cent of vision loss can be prevented or treated.(i) Today CNIB is launching a national campaign called "Worth a thousand words: Preserve your vision" to raise awareness of the impact of adult-onset vision loss and that many conditions are preventable if diagnosed and treated at an early stage. The campaign features a unique photo...

2013-10-30 23:26:30

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a recent study revealing a new topical treatment to treat vision loss caused by macular generation. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a recent study revealing a new topical treatment to treat vision loss caused by macular generation. As Bel Marra Health reports in...

2013-10-09 23:01:53

US optometrist group IALVS joins WHO and other international agencies on World Sight Day October 10, 2013 to focus attention on vision impairment and blindness. Corona, California (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Universal Eye Health is the theme for World Sight Day 2013 and this year’s call to action is simple: get your eyes tested. It’s a mantra that has long been adopted by the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS), a group of United States optometrists who provide...

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,...

2013-05-07 16:27:57

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Angiogenesis Foundation released a white paper that addresses the barriers faced by individuals in the Asia-Pacific region in seeking effective treatment for wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the second-leading cause of blindness in the world. The white paper, "Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the Asia-Pacific: Critical Pathways Forward," is the result of the Asia-Pacific Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration Expert Summit,...

2013-05-05 16:20:25

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Angiogenesis Foundation released a new white paper, "Advocating for Improved Treatment and Outcomes for Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration" (AMD). Wet AMD is the most common form of blindness in people 50 years or older in developed nations. The report is based on the Australian Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration Coalition Expert Summit convened in Sydney, Australia last July by the Angiogenesis Foundation and Macular Degeneration...