Tips for boosting eye health and avoiding macular degeneration

(Natural News) Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that can lead to vision loss. It affects over 10 million adults in the U.S. alone, and this number is expected to double by the year 2050. While there is no cure for macular degeneration, certain steps can be taken to boost eye health and decrease the risk of...
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Conclusion: In contrast to a previous report, these findings suggest that neither aceruloplasminemia nor iron accumulation was sufficient to cause AMD in this patient.
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinicopathologic Correlation Source Type: research
Conclusion: Cross-sectional OCTA is more sensitive than en face OCTA in detecting flow signal in polyps. Combination of structural OCT and OCTA can be used to screen for PCV with a high level of sensitivity and specificity.
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
Conclusion: When used as a first diagnostic test, SD-OCT combined with CFP had sensitivity and specificity similar to those of FA combined with CFP, for the diagnosis of CNV in age-related macular degeneration. This shows the increasingly important role of SD-OCT as a first-line test in the diagnosis of CNV.
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
AbstractIn this paper, a new approach is proposed for localization and segmentation of the optic disc in human retina images. This new approach can find the boundary of the optic disc by an initial fuzzy clustering means algorithm. The proposed approach uses active contour model evolution based on a fuzzy clustering algorithm. The robustness of the proposed approach was evaluated with retinal imaging medical databases, such as DRIVE, STARE, DIARETDB1, and DRIONS. These bases contained images affected by different abnormalities, for example, diabetes, retinitis pigmentosa, and age-related macular degeneration AMD. A success...
Source: Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Patients with reticular pseudodrusen (RPD)-associated age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are at increased risk of progression to geographic atrophy, researchers sayReuters Health Information
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Condition:   Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration Interventions:   Device: Valeda PBM treatment;   Device: Valeda Sham treatment Sponsor:   LumiThera, Inc. Not yet recruiting
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It’s no secret that air pollution isn’t good for your health. In particular, exposure to the byproducts of burning the fuel that powers most of our motor vehicles has been linked to higher risk of lung cancer, respiratory infections, stroke and heart disease, as well as an increased risk of death from these conditions. A new study now adds another worrisome pollution-related risk: eye disease. Dr. Suh-Hang Hank Juo, from the center for myopia and eye disease at China Medical University in Taiwan, and his colleagues documented for the first time in a large population that exposure to two common air pollutants&md...
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Exposure to high levels of exhaust may raise the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information
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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a multifactorial chronic disease of the eye. Several candidate pathways have been hypothesized to play a role in AMD pathogenesis. Our work and those of others suggest...
Source: Journal of Neuroinflammation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 -- Chronic exposure to high levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) is associated with an increased risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a population in Taiwan, according to a study published...
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