Could a Tiny Telescope Help Those With Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

(DGIwire) – Neovascular or wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an incurable eye disease that damages the macula, the small area near the center of the retina that contains a high concentration of light receptors, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In “wet” AMD, abnormal blood vessels grow underneath the macula, often leaking fluids […]

Vision Problems to Rise as Baby Boomers Age

(DGIwire) – Baby boomers have seen dramatic shifts in society over the past few decades. But as they get older, their ability to see might degrade. In June 2016, the deputy clinical director of the National Eye Institute (NEI), a division of the National Institutes of Health, told the Pocono Record that as the youngest […]

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: 5 Things to Know

(DGIwire) – Once a person has been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), they are likely to have a lot of questions. An eye care professional who has examined the patient’s eyes and is familiar with his or her medical history is the best person to answer specific questions, but here are some very basic […]

The Eyes Have It: New Views of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

(DGIwire) – Advanced neovascular or “wet” age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older, according to the National Eye Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health. According to a recent report in Nature Medicine, researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have now proposed a new […]

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A ‘20/20 Vision’ for Better Care

(DGIwire) – What do actors Dabney Coleman, Roseanne Barr and Dame Judi Dench have in common? All three suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition that is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans—more than cataracts and glaucoma combined, according to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation. AMD is a […]

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