MyVisionTest News Archive

Displaying news items tagged with tobacco (More tags »)
SELECT PAGE
First <<  1 2 3   >> Last

Macular degeneration
Feb 25, 2012
A new study finds that the gene for complement factor H (CFH) confers more risk to the bilaterality of geographic atrophy, whereas the gene for HTRA1/LOC387715 contributes more to the bilaterality of choroidal neovascularization (CNV). Because AMD is one of the most studied common eye diseases of the past 5 years, knowledge of its genetic basis...

Full Article


Racial groups
Jan 16, 2012
Racial minorities, including Latinos and Asian Americans, do not appear to have similar risks of developing nonexudative and exudative Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as whites in the United States, according to a recent study. Several large population-based studies have examined differences in the prevalence of AMD between whites and...

Full Article


Cigarette
Jan 11, 2011
Modifying lifestyle behaviors of diet, smoking, and physical activity may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as much as 3-fold, according to a new study. The population included 1313 participants (aged 55-74 years) in the Carotenoids in Age-Related Eye Disease Study, an ancillary study of the Women's Health Initiative...

Full Article


Submacular hemorrhage
Jan 11, 2011
Smoking, previous cataract surgery and a family history of AMD are consistent risk factors for AMD, according to a recent meta-analysis. With the introduction of new and effective treatments for neovascular AMD, there is a strong rationale for early identification of persons at highest risk of progression to the late stages as timely...

Full Article


Macular drusen
Jun 16, 2010
Early AMD is related to modifiable risk factors, eg, smoking and serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level. Although a growing number of population-based studies have described the prevalence and severity of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), most have been limited to middle- and older-aged cohorts. To our knowledge, accurate...

Full Article


Generations
May 13, 2010
Today's aging baby boomers might be less likely to have age-related macular degeneration (AMD) than their forebears, according to a new study presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2010 Annual Meeting. "This rapid decline in age-related macular degeneration, which was 68% lower for each generation, suggests that...

Full Article


DNA double-helix molecule
Feb 23, 2010
A mathematical model has been developed to predict the absolute risk of geographic atrophy and neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) risk based on smoking history and genetic risk factors in individuals of European ancestry. Although AMD was long thought to have primarily an environmental etiology, genetic variation is now known...

Full Article


Alcohol bottles
Jan 27, 2010
Alcohol consumption was significantly associated with increased risk of incident early age-related macular degeneration in older women after adjusting for confounding factors, a study found. In addition, the study found that female subjects aged 80 years or older who smoked had a higher risk of early AMD than subjects who were younger than 80...

Full Article


Japan
Nov 25, 2009
The incidence of late age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among the Japanese is lower than among white people in Western countries, and is higher than among black people, according to a new study. The pathogenesis of AMD remains poorly understood. It is thus very important to determine the precise incidence of AMD and to identify its risk...

Full Article


Eyeglasses
Jul 17, 2009
A German study finds that persons undergoing anti-VEGF therapy for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) were more likely to be hyperopic (far-sighted) than persons ungoing cataract surgery at the same institution. This study included 379 patients (379 eyes) who underwent intravitreal application of an anti-VEGF drug for the treatment of...

Full Article


SELECT PAGE
First <<  1 2 3   >> Last
Most Popular
Less - past - More