Keyword Results for   'macular degeneration'  
High BP drugs linked to increased risk of vision-threatening disease  May 29, 9:54 am
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Researchers have claimed to have found a connection between taking vasodilators and developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
New hope for sufferers of age related eye disease  Apr 3, 10:52 am
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have made a major breakthrough which could help sufferers of the eye disease Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), that can cause central blindness in sufferers.
Judi Dench has trouble reading scripts due to deteriorating eyesight  Feb 24, 2:42 pm
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Dame Judi Dench, who suffers from macular degeneration, a condition that causes the gradual loss of vision, has revealed that her failing eyesight has made it very difficult for her to read movie scripts.
Long-term multivitamin supplement use cuts cataract risk in men  Feb 21, 9:41 am
Washington, Feb. 21 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that long-term daily multivitamin supplement use may lower cataract risk in men.
Soon, 'vision-restoring drug' that will let blind eyes see light  Feb 20, 10:23 am
Washington, Feb. 20 (ANI): Researchers have developed a compound that can be effectively used for treating patients suffering from degenerative retinal disorders such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.
Telescope eye implant restores age-related macular degeneration sufferers' eyesight  Jan 13, 10:09 am
Washington, Jan. 13 (ANI): Researchers are restoring the vision of people suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by implanting tiny telescopes in their eyes.
Now, barcode scanner like device to spot blinding eye disease  Dec 26, 3:45 pm
Washington, Dec. 26 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new hand-held optical device that can detect eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration, with just a simple scan of the retina.
Potential topical treatment for age-related macular degeneration identified  Oct 10, 2:41 pm
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A new study led by Indian origin researcher has identified a possible topical treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a study of mice that shows promise for clinical use.
Rare gene variant linked to macular degeneration identified  Sep 17, 9:00 am
Washington, Sept. 17 (ANI): Researchers have identified a gene mutation associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
New drug could halt vision loss associated with macular degeneration  Sep 15, 12:47 pm
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): A study by researchers including an Indian origin has identified a class of drugs known as MDM2 inhibitors that proved highly effective at regressing the abnormal blood vessels responsible for the vision loss associated with macular degeneration.
Fish oil helps fight age-related macular degeneration   Aug 16, 12:00 pm
Washington, August 16 (ANI): Researchers Omega-3 rich oils, which are present in fish, can help improve membrane fluidity in retina cells and help fight age-related eye diseases.
Telescope Technology can help diagnose loss of vision  Jul 17, 4:00 pm
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Technology, which is usually used in state of the art telescopes to find distant stars, is set to help diagnose world's most common form of sight loss in adults.
Contact lenses with built-in telescope may improve sight of patients with macular degeneration   Jun 28, 4:21 pm
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Scientists have created a slim telescopic lens that has the ability to switch between normal and magnified vision.
New drug offers new hope for AMD sufferers   Jun 19, 4:59 pm
Washington, June 19 (ANI): A new drug holds promise for those with age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in older adults.
Engineered virus helps treat blinding eye diseases  Jun 13, 11:07 am
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Researchers have engineered a virus that is capable of delivering normal genes to difficult-to-reach retinal cells that need fixing.
Fish oil may not help prevent age-related blindness  May 6, 11:24 am
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Adding the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, or both to a formulation of antioxidant vitamins and minerals that has shown effectiveness in reducing risk of progression to advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) did not further help reduce the risk, a new study has found.
Targeting cholesterol buildup in eye may help slow age-related vision loss  Apr 3, 11:11 am
Washington, April 3 (ANI): A study led by an Indian origin scientist has suggested that targeting cholesterol metabolism in the eye might help prevent a severe form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the most common causes of blindness in older people.
Foods that can keep your eyes healthy  Mar 17, 11:36 am
Washington, March 17 (ANI): It is possible to aid eye health through nutrition and supplements, experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
Southampton Varsity lists seven genetic risk factors associated with common eye disorder  Mar 6, 1:02 pm
London, Mar. 6 (ANI): An international group of researchers, including scientists from the University of Southampton, has discovered seven new regions of the human genome-called loci-that are associated with increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness.
7 new genes linked to common cause of blindness in elders  Mar 4, 12:29 pm
London, March 4 (ANI): An international team of investigators has identified seven new genetic regions associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a common cause of blindness in older individuals.
Regular aspirin use may triple risk of blindness in older people  Jan 22, 10:49 am
Washington, January 22 (ANI): Regular aspirin use appears to be associated with an increased risk of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is a leading cause of blindness in older people, and it appears to be independent of a hist
Regular aspirin use for more than 10 yrs may double risk of blindness   Dec 19, 10:37 am
Washington, December 19 (ANI): A new study has found that regular aspirin use ten years ago was associated with a small but statistically significant increase in the risk of neovascular age-related macular degeneration.
Fear of falling puts seniors with vision problems at risk for social isolation   Dec 13, 12:11 pm
Washington, December 13 (ANI): Between 40 to 50 percent of older adults with visually impairing eye disease limit their activities due to a fear of falling, according to a new study.
Compound found in rosemary promotes eye health in rodents  Nov 28, 2:51 pm
Washington, November 28 (ANI): Carnosic acid, a component of the herb rosemary, protects retinas from degeneration and toxicity in cell culture and in rodent models of light-induced retinal damage, Sanford-Burnham researchers have discovered.
Macular degeneration treatment effective even in patients with other eye problem  Nov 12, 3:06 pm
Washington, November 12 (ANI): The primary treatment for wet macular degeneration, a chronic eye condition that causes vision loss, is effective even if patients have macular traction problems, a new study has shown.
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