Which is it? Calcium does or doesn’t increase macular degeneration risk?

A previous study pointed to high daily calcium dosage being linked to increased risk of macular degeneration, a potentially blinding condition of the eye. But a new National Institutes of Health study states that calcium supplementation is not a risk. So who are we to believe? It’s an important issue, because more than 40% of […]

Colorful veggies reduce cataract risk

A new study notes a link between a diet rich in colorful vegetables and fruits to a reduced risk in developing age-related cataracts (ARC). Colorful fruits and vegetables including those with red, orange and yellow pigments can play a role in lowering the risk of ARC. Cataracts are the leading cause of visual impairment in […]

Breakthrough Macular Degeneration research announced

Researchers at the University of California – Berkeley have found a way to treat eye diseases such as macular degeneration by turning ganglion cells into cells that can sense light. Many degenerative eye diseases are caused by photoreceptors that no longer work correctly. This new technique eliminates the need for photoreceptor cells. Using an inactivated […]

Which medication is best for wet macular degeneration?

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers studied the ocular as well as systemic effects that three anti-VEGF therapies had on patients. Pegatanib, ranibizumab and bevacizumab were all compared to patients who received no anti-VEGF treatments Researchers evaluated specific studies from databases and focused on 16 randomized controlled trials that had a total of 6347 […]

Revolutionary treatment restores vision

A study that involved a revolutionary treatment using stem cells from the eyes of non-living donors is detailed in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine. Researchers hope that this pioneering treatment may hold the key to finding a cure for blindness that is caused by damage to the cornea. Eight patients with condition known as Limbal stem […]