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Prosthetic retina shows promise in restoring sight


May 18th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) Scientist are developing a prosthetic retina which can restore sight to patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the commonest causes of blindness. The ... Read more...

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Grapes can stave off age-related blindness


January 15th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Eating grapes seem to slow or help prevent the onset of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition affecting millions of elderly people worldwide. AMD is a ... Read more...

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Novel cell therapy slows down vision loss in eye disease


April 8th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 08 (ANI): Results of a clinical trail have highlighted the benefit of the use of a neurotrophic factor to treat a severe form of age-related macular degeneration called geographic atrophy ... Read more...

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Anorexia nervosa ’causes potentially serious eye damage’


October 20th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new study has suggested that anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder, causes potentially serious eye damage.In developed countries, anorexia nervosa affects up to 3% of affluent women. Although ... Read more...

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Vitamin A pill could protect the sight of millions


October 18th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) A drug based on vitamin A could prevent millions from going blind as they get older, say researchers.The treatment was able to stop the most common cause of ... Read more...

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Vitamin A pill ‘can prevent old-age related blindness in millions’


October 18th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a drug based on vitamin A could prevent millions from going blind as they get older.Researchers found that the drug fenretinide, found ... Read more...

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Glenn Beck Announces That He May Become Blind


July 24th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 24, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A tearful Glenn Beck faced a 6,000 strong audience at the American Revival show. He discussed the problems that he is facing with ... Read more...

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Daily dose of nutrients could save your sight


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Regular healthy eating could not only cut health care costs, but also prevent vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other sight-robbing diseases.Agricultural Research Service ... Read more...

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Early AMD linked to smoking, cholesterol levels


June 15th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A new research has shown that early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is related to modifiable risk factors, including smoking and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or 'good' ... Read more...

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Blinding disease drug shows promise for diabetic retinopathy patients


April 28th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A drug that was developed to combat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could be beneficial for people with a common form of diabetic retinopathy, according to a study.According ... Read more...

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It’s never too late to stub the butt and save eyesight


December 31st, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) It's never too late to kick the butt, as even at ages beyond 80 smoking affects eyesight, a new study has shown. Even after age of 80, smoking continues ... Read more...

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Smoking ‘worsens age-related macular degeneration’


December 31st, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): Even after 80, smoking continues to increase one's risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study.AMD causes progressive damage to the macula, the center of ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new inherited eye disease


December 12th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Iowa have found a new inherited eye disease that affects the macula, which is part of the retina.With the findings, which have been ... Read more...

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Cancer drug improves vision loss in diabetics, cataract surgery patients


August 1st, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): Researchers have found that bevacizumab medication, used to treat cancer, can help improve vision loss in diabetic patients as well as in people who have undergone cataract surgery.Use ... Read more...

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It’s official: Carrots do help boost vision


June 19th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Antioxidants found in fruit and vegetables such as carrots can help slow down sight loss in older adults, say scientists.In a five-year study, scientists in Belfast and Waterford ... Read more...

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New target for diagnosis, treatment of age-related macular degeneration identifed


June 15th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new target for the diagnosis and treatment of age-related macular degeneration.In a study, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School ... Read more...

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Partially sighted people can use undamaged parts of eyes to read and see


April 10th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 10 (ANI): If experts are to be believed, it is possible to teach partially sighted and registered blind people to read and see faces using the undamaged parts of their ... Read more...

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Details of age-related blindness may be obtained from 3-D snapshots of eyes


March 20th, 2009 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 20 (ANI): A group of U.S. scientists have created ultra-detailed 3-D images of the eyes of more than 2,000 people from different ethnic groups, 400 of whom have age-related ... Read more...

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Drug for treating diabetic eye disease more effective than laser surgery


April 30th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 30 (ANI): In a collaborative effort, researchers at Johns Hopkins and Genentech, have conducted a six-month long trial to show that a drug, called ranibizumab, for treating diabetic ... Read more...

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Genes involved in inflammation linked to eye disease


February 28th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A new study from the University of Southampton suggests that variations in genes involved in inflammation may be a possible clue to degenerative eye disease.Age-related Macular Degeneration, (AMD) ... Read more...

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Eye disease increases heart attack, stroke risk


February 28th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Australian researchers have found that Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a degenerative eye disease increases the risk of death from a heart attack or stroke two fold.AMD ... Read more...

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