Latest Macula Stories

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.

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.

2009-09-08 08:00:00

Sponsored by Chester County Eye Care Associates and the Macula Vision Research Foundation WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Sept.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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