Mediterranean diet deters Macular Degeneration

More research has boosted the findings that a Mediterranean diet can lower the risk of developing macular degeneration. A Mediterranean diet is high in fish, fruit and grains and low in saturated fat and sweeteners. The most recent study involved over 5,000 people from all over Europe with an average age of 73.2 years. The […]

Macular Degeneration may Start in Gut

Researchers at the University of Montreal examined how bacterial flora in the intestinal tract may influence the risk of developing the wet (neovascular) form of macular degeneration. Wet AMD is characterize by the formation and leakage of new and weak blood vessels in the eye. Obesity is one of the five most common factors related […]

Silkworm cocoons may aid Macular Degeneration

Silkworm cocoons are the subject of research at Brisbane’s Queensland Eye Institute. Researchers are making fibroid cells using the cocoons and are looking to implant the fibroid cells into the eye. It is the goal of researchers to improve upon the current treatment for the wet form of macular degeneration, which involves injections into the […]

Macular carotenoids great for eyes

A recent study found that macular carotenoids increase macular pigment optical density (MPOD), and improve photo stress recovery and glare performance. Lutein and zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin are considered to be macular carotenoids. The double-blind study involved 59 participants with a mean age of 21.7 and was conducted over a period of 12 months. Participants took […]

Protein responsible for retinal aging

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered that a protein known as Transmembrane 135 (Tmem135) is responsible for retinal aging. Mutations of Tmem135 causes age-related retinal disease including age-related macular degeneration. Using lab mice that matched similar retinal abnormalities that are found in mice that have early onset of retinal disease, the researchers mapped […]

Cataracts increase depression risk in elderly

A study published in Optometry and Vision Science reveals that senior citizens with cataracts are prone to symptoms of depression. Women were more likely than men to develop the symptoms of depression and the risk was even higher among those with no formal education. The study involved 4,600 adults aged 60 or older who completed […]

Beautiful Skin Forever Study Results Released

The recent Beautiful Skin Forever study revealed the benefits supplementing with Lutemax 2020® has on the skin. The double-blind, placebo-controlled study involved healthy women and men between the ages of 18 and 45 who had mild to moderate dry skin and it took place over a 12-week period. The study participants either were given a […]

Ultraviolet light exposure reduces nearsightedness

Researchers recently discovered that greater exposure to Ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation between the ages of 14 and 29 resulted in a lower incidence of myopia (nearsightedness) as an adult. Data was derived from the European Eye Study and involved 3,168 particpants aged 65 years and older. Study participants included those with and those without myopia. Researchers […]

iPad game effective in treating lazy eye

Patching the unaffected eye has been the standard treatment for amblyopia (lazy eye) but a special iPad game has been found to be more effective than patching. A study was recently published in the online JAMA Ophthalmology.  Researchers at the Retina Foundation in Dallas randomly assigned 28 children diagnosed with amblyopia to treatment using a […]

Swimming goggles raise intraocular pressure

Researchers recently evaluated the effect that swimming goggles have on intraocular pressure (IOP). Researchers found that swimming goggles caused an acute intraocular pressure elevation. Thirty-five people participated in the cross-sectional study. Researchers performed an Ocular Perfusion Pressure test, Goldman applanation tonometry and measured the Ocular Pulse Amplitude prior, during and after use of the swim […]