Category: <span>Macular Degeneration</span>

Macular degeneration

Eye Injections for Macular Degeneration

New Treatments for the Untreatable: Eye Injections for Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Across developed countries, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is responsible for the greatest number of cases of irreversible blindness. In the US, studies have found that around one in 10 Americans over the age of 50 years old have early-stage AMD, and one in 100 are at risk of vision loss from late-stage AMD. That’s a lot of Americans. Until this year, 2023, there have been no treatments available for the dry form of AMD, only for the wet form.

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Drinking Alcohol Can Affect Your Eyes

Six Ways that Drinking Alcohol Affects Your Eyes

You’re feeling a bit blurry, your vision is going in and out of focus… you think you’re getting some double vision… Do you need new glasses? Or could it be that you just had one too many glasses – of wine?

Around the world, about 117 billion gallons of alcoholic beverages are consumed each year. In the US, beer is the drink of choice, followed by spirits and wine. However, while a tipple or two at a party is generally considered socially acceptable, a number of Americans rely on having a bottle in hand for a bit more than just to look cool or to wet their lips. In 2019, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated around 14.5 million US residents were living with an alcohol addiction.

While the full effects of alcoholism are beyond the scope of this particular article, there are some interesting facts to know about the effect alcohol has on eyes.
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How Nutrition and Lifestyle Can Significantly Improve Eye Health

It may surprise you to know that your eyeballs are connected to the rest of your body. Now that you know, it shouldn’t surprise you to know that how one takes care of his or her body has the potential to affect the eyes and vision. Good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle are beneficial for every part of the body, but in what ways can we use our knowledge of nutrition and lifestyle to improve eye health?

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Age-related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD for short, can strike fear into the bravest hearts. These words can conjure up images of total blindness, complete loss of independence, white walking sticks, and Labrador guide dogs (which should be considered a perk of vision impairment, really). While permanent vision loss isn’t generally a topic to laugh at, the fear factor of AMD often arises from a public misunderstanding of what it actually is. Asking the right questions can help to allay these fears.

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Research & Publications

Tips to Optimize Your LASIK Recovery

Tips to Optimize Your LASIK Recovery

When it comes to laser eye surgery, two things are true: being able to see clearly without eyeglasses or contacts is convenient; …

4 Ways to Protect Yourself from a Pterygium

4 Ways to Protect Yourself from a Pterygium

Unsightly but harmless is a pterygium on the eye. These wing-shaped fibrous growths are often called surfer’s eye due to …

The Difference Between LASIK and PRK

The Difference Between LASIK and PRK

If you’re one of the many bespectacled or be-contact-lensed individuals who have considered your options for no longer …