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Psychiatric disease increases recurrence of central serous chorioretinopathy

It has long been recognized that CSC is associated with certain personality types - "Type-A", highly strung, highly stressed individuals. The results of this study are consistent with the view that CSC is associated with certain mental traits. It has been suggested that higher levels of endogenous steroids, such as cortisol, may be responsible for...

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Omega-3 fatty acid and fish intake prevents AMD

DHA and EPA are the "active ingredients" of fish oil. This study finds that greater dietary intake of fish oil, or eating fish at least once per week, can help prevent the onset of AMD. This finding is significant because most research focuses on ways to slow the progression of AMD among those that already have the disease. We have much less...

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Outcomes following RPE transplantation for AMD

Despite the great success of anti-VEGF therapy for wet AMD, there remains a need for alternative treatments for those patients that do not respond to anti-VEGF therapy, or have dry AMD. Surgical treatments, such as maculoplasty, are continuing to evolve. This study finds that maculoplasty is able to maintain the vision of most patients with...

Amsler grid distortion signals AMD

Metamorphopsia assessment with a questionaire

Many patients will remain unaware of significant changes in their vision because they fail to take the time to check how well each eye can see when one eye is covered. It is only by covering one eye that you can truly determine how well each eye is working because when both eyes are open a stronger eye will compensate for a weaker eye. This...

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DNA double-helix molecule
Feb 27, 2012
A new study finds that genes in different pathways influence progression to different stages of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is known to be influenced primarily by genetic factors, although environmental and behavioral factors also play important roles. Multiple studies have shown that several genes in the alternative complement...

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Feb 26, 2012
When patients are told by their ophthalmologist that they have early signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), they often ask about the risk of their AMD progressing. Long-term epidemiological studies that have collected information on the prevalence, incidence, and natural history of AMD provide data to answer this question. These studies...

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Dry Macular Degeneration
Feb 26, 2012
Researchers have developed a risk score for developing geographic atrophy (GA) involving easily obtainable information among patients with bilateral large drusen. Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and geographic atrophy (GA) are two forms of end-stage AMD. GA is responsible for about 10% of the severe vision loss attributed to the AMD, and...

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MyVisionTest.com has been developed to supplement the traditional Amsler Grid for those patients that have been instructed by their eye doctor to monitor their vision at home. MyVisionTest employs a technique known as entoptic perimetry to detect defects in your vision. Research has found entoptic perimetry to be superior to the traditional Amsler grid in detecting such defects. We also offer you the ability to save and review past test results, making it easier for you to detect changes in your vision over time.

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If you are new to MyVisionTest, please take a moment to review our tutorial and try out the demo. The vision test requires that you have free multimedia software (Flash) installed and properly configured on your computer. If you are uncertain whether this software is currently installed on your computer, please take a moment to use our troubleshooter to test your system for compatibility with MyVisionTest.

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