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Friday, March 8, 2013 - 16:05

The FDA has approved an artificial implant, called Argus 11, to restore some sight to people with retinitis pigmentosa. A special pair of glasses is outfitted with a video camera and a video processing unit that sends signals to a wireless...

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 15:04

The hsCRP Protein can predict future risk of AMD, according to a recent study reported in JAMA Ophthalmology. High levels of hsCRP, a protein made in the liver and fat cells, occur during times of tissue damage, infection and inflammation. In the...

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 14:56

Although an Australian study suggests that aspirin raises the risk of developing wet macular degeneration, its limitations must be recognized. First of all the risk is very low. Secondly, the researchers did not have full information on why these...

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 15:17

The December 19th issue of JAMA reports on the long-term use of aspirin and its effect on the development of macular degeneration. It concludes that “use 5 years prior to observed incidence was not associated with…early or late AMD. However,...

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 15:07

AMD might be slowed or improved by chemicals that fight free radical damage. A study published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science reports that carnosic acid, a component of the herb rosemary, protects retinal...

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 12:53

Oraya Therapeutics, Inc. issued positive results from the Intrepid trial. Stereotactic radiotherapy reduced the need for anti-VEGF injections by 54% for the patient sub-group characterized by the presence of significant fluid and smaller lesion...

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 16:30

A presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting highlights a study showing that people with moderate vision loss could increase their reading speed by 15 words per minute by using a digital tablet with a back lit screen. ...

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 16:19

A study conducted by the Department of Genetics, Trinity College, Dublin and the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, found that the genetic risk factors for AMD in the Irish population were at high levels.

When reading about the Irish...

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 17:01

The first patient in a clinical trial for dry age-related macular degeneration has been enrolled and transplanted with purified human neural stem cells. The HucCNS-SC cells protect host photoreceptors and preserve vision. The phase 1/11 trial...

Friday, October 5, 2012 - 10:24

UC Davis Medical Center surgeons implanted a telescope in the eye of a patient with end-stage AMD. The device was FDA approved in 2010. The recipient is the first of 50 individuals scheduled to receive the implant. Results were encouraging. The...