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Man performing PHP vision test
May 4, 2008
The use of preferential hyperacuity perimetry (PHP) can detect the conversion of the dry version of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to the more destructive exudative form of the disease, according to results from a study presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2008 meeting. "In some cases, the...

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The pink flesh of wild salmon is due to astaxanthin
May 2, 2008
Resolvyx Pharmaceuticals, today announced the presentation of data on its novel resolvin therapeutics for the treatment of eye disease at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2008 Meeting. The newly-reported results demonstrate the efficacy of resolvins in multiple animal models of ocular disease, including age-related...

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Tags: fish, resolvin, AMD

Sunglasses
May 2, 2008
Following on the heels of yesterday's report from ARVO confirming the role of sunlight in the development of AMD, here is some information on how to purchase a good pair of sunglasses. "Some people consider sunglasses a fashion accessory, but if you’re not wearing lens that provide proper UV protection, you’re actually exposing your eye...

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sunbathers
May 1, 2008
A new research study published in the current edition of the British Journal of Ophthalmology finds that lifetime exposure to sunlight is an important factor in the progression of late ARM. They report that an individual’s sensitivity to sunlight exposure may have a role in ARM progression in addition to total lifetime exposure to sunlight....

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Apr 28, 2008
For the first time, scientists have used gene therapy to safely restore vision in a teenager with Leber's congenital amaurosis. Although the patient has not achieved normal vision, the world's first gene transplant for blindness, carried out by a British team, produced an unprecedented improvement in Steven Howarth's sight. They injected...

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Amsler grid distortion signals AMD
Apr 24, 2008
If you’ve been diagnosed with AMD, making a few simple lifestyle changes could have a positive impact on the health of your retina. Monitor your vision daily with an Amsler grid. By checking your vision regularly, changes that may require treatment can be detected early. Take a multi-vitamin with zinc (check with your eye physician for a...

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Alcohol bottles
Apr 23, 2008
A systematic review of the scientific literature published in the April 2008 edition of the American Journal of Ophthalmology has found that heavy alcohol consumption (more than three standard drinks per day) is associated with an increased risk of early AMD. Despite the recent progress in uncovering risk factors for the development of AMD, the...

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Tags: alcohol, AMD

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