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2009-09-25 20:00:00

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Macula Vision Research Foundation's SupportSight is sponsoring support groups for people with macular degeneration in the Philadelphia area. SupportSight is the national series of educational seminars and support groups for people affected by macular degeneration and for those who would like to learn more about this disease affecting more than 25 million people in this country. Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of...

2009-09-21 08:00:00

Sponsored by Austin Retina Associates and the Macula Vision Research Foundation WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Austin Retina Associates has joined with the Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF) to sponsor a SupportSight seminar in Austin on October 3rd. SupportSight is the national series of educational seminars for people affected by macular degeneration and for those who would like to learn more about this disease affecting more than 25 million people in...

2009-09-08 08:00:00

Sponsored by Chester County Eye Care Associates and the Macula Vision Research Foundation WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chester County Eye Care Associates has joined with the Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF) to sponsor a SupportSight seminar in West Chester on September 26th. SupportSight is the national series of educational seminars for people affected by macular degeneration and for those who would like to learn more about this disease affecting...

2009-06-23 08:43:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the World Health Organization (WHO), age-related macular degeneration (AMD) ranks third as a cause of visual impairment. It is the primary cause of visual impairment in industrial countries with a blindness prevalence of 8.7 percent. A new medical study indicates, however, that with the use of the Macular Health vitamin supplement there is a way to preserve the vision of millions of aging adults suffering from AMD. The second phase of...

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2009-06-19 09:22:53

Queen's University Belfast academics have helped develop an antioxidant supplement which may slow down sight loss in elderly people. The supplement may help those affected by the leading cause of blindness in the Western World, a five-year research program has found. Professor Usha Chakravarthy, from Queen's Centre of Vision and Vascular Science (CVVS), co-ordinated the study, which looked at nutritional supplements for patients with early age-related macular (AMD) degeneration and found they...

2009-06-15 14:05:28

Taking precautionary measures to protect your eyes during the summer can help prevent long-term damage to eyesight, said a Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) ophthalmologist. "Ultraviolet light, or UV exposure, among many other factors, has certainly been linked to the development of macular degeneration, cataracts and other vision-loss problems," said Dr. Elizabeth Baze (http://www.bcm.edu/eye/index.cfm?PMID=7921), assistant professor of ophthalmology at BCM and deputy executive of the...

2009-06-15 12:38:46

A team of researchers led by Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati at the University of Kentucky has discovered a biological marker for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in older adults.The marker, a receptor known as CCR3, shows strong potential as a means for both the early detection of the disease and for preventive treatment. The findings were reported in an article published online Sunday by the prestigious journal Nature."This is a major paradigm shift...

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2009-05-14 14:00:00

In a new study, researchers have discovered that certain foods could help adults avoid the risk of age-related macular degeneration.AMD results in gradual degeneration of the macula, and is the leading cause of vision loss in older US adults. Researchers found that adults who regularly ate greens, citrus fruits and fish oil while maintaining a diet that is low in glycemic index could help them avoid AMD.Previous studies have shown evidence that antioxidants such as lutein, vitamin C and...

2009-04-28 08:43:00

Eye disease product has the potential to preserve vision for millions BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As many as 17.8 million people will suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by 2050 and 1.57 million will be blind from the disease, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, a new medical study by a group of retina specialists at the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital at the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) indicates that with the...

2009-04-10 13:36:42

People with macular degeneration are being taught to read using the undamaged parts of their eyes, says a vision specialist in Britain. Macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, causes central vision to be lost but peripheral vision to remain intact. A program developed by Britain's Macular Disease Society teaches people to regain basic skills they thought they had lost for good, said Tom Bremridge, a spokesman for the society. People with macular degeneration can be taught to fill...


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