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Eye Say Let the Sun Shine!
Noel Coward's famous command  "Mad dogs and Englishmen! Go out in the midday sun!", is a good command for women's eye health as well.  In a recent research study, women under 75 with high levels of vitamin D were much less likely to develop early age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in adults.
A Fatty Fish Called Wanda Has Acids For You
The human body can do many wonderful things, but producing Omega-3 fatty acids on its own is just not one of them.
Keep Those Old Eyes Seeing It All
Following what was no doubt a successful campaign last month to raise awareness for glaucoma, the organization Prevent Blindness America continues to work for healthy eyes by promoting February as Age-related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness month. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States with over 1.5 million adults over age 50 suffering vision loss due to AMD. As the nation grows older it is anticipated that over 17 million people will have moderate to severe AMD by the time the next decade arrives. The macu...
See It All with Fish Oil
Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to prevent various forms of retinopathy (eye disease caused by the proliferation of leaking blood vessels in the retina).
Researchers Take a Closer Look at Myopia
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have helped uncover a gene associated with nearsightedness (myopia) in Caucasians from different regions.
Red Wine May Help You See Better (if You Don't Drink Too Much)
Resveratrol may help halt uncontrolled blood vessel growth in the eye, pointing the way to better therapies for conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
AMD Study Results are Eye-Opening
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health researchers have determined prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has decreased in recent years.
Visionary Results
A medicine developed to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may also help patients with diabetic macular edema (DME), a new nationwide, government-funded study finds.
Stop Smoking, Maintain Vision?
Low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or "good" cholesterol) and smoking appear to contribute to early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a recent study.
You've Seen Everything...Keep It That Way
What's the first thing everyone thinks of when the New Year rolls around in January? Self-improvement?