Archive for the ‘Macular Degeneration’ Category

Avastin, “Superior to Standard of Care, for treating wet AMD”

According to a paper published in the British Medical Journal, avastin (a drug used to treat bowel cancer) should be prescribed to patients with “the wet form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)”. UK researchers compared lucentis to avastin. To learn more about Avastin and treating wet AMD, please contact us.

Early manifestations of macular degeneration may involve modifiable risk factors.

According to a study in the June issue of Archives of Ophthalmology factors such as smoking and HDL cholesterol have a dramatic effect on AMD. Of those studied who smoked 11 or more packs of cigarettes per week had an increased risk of early AMD by two-thirds and every increase in 5mg/dL increase in HDL […]

Researchers Create 3-Dimensional, Retina-Like Structure

University of California-Irvine researchers have created this retina-like structure out of human embryonic stem cells in hopes that one day it may serve as transplant material for macular degeneration and other diseases of the retina

Wet vs. Dry Age Related Macular Degeneration

The leading cause of blindness in people over aged 65 and older is AMD. The part of the retina that is responsible for our sharp central vision is the macula and for these purposes think of it as a piece of graph paper with many different boxes. Dry AMD progresses slower and begins as changes […]

Two New Studies Highlight genetic link between age related macular degeneration and cholesterol

Both AMD and elevated cholesterol seem to share a particular variant of a gene known as LIPC which regulates high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the blood. There isn’t a direct cause-and-effect relationship but it is possible that the eye disease might have something to do with how the body transports nutrients in the blood.

Radiation Therapy for Age Related Macular Degeneration?

Oraya Therapeutics, Inc. is enrolling subjects to demonstrate the effectiveness of low-energy X-ray radiation treatment of wet stage ARMD.

Radiation Therapy for Age Related Macular Degeneration?

Oraya Therapeutics, Inc. is enrolling subjects to demonstrate the effectiveness of low-energy X-ray radiation treatment of wet stage ARMD.

Macular Degeneration

Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD or macular degeneration) takes on two basic forms dry and wet. ARMD is the leading cause of blindness in elderly patients around the world. The wet form accounts for 10% of patients with the disease but these patients make up 90% of the patients who suffer severe visual loss. The […]

Retina

The old adage is that “the eyes are the windows to the soul”. Developments in modern scientific technology have revealed that the eye is also a window to the body. The innermost region of the eye (retina) provides the key that allows my office to open the door to the diagnosis and management of many […]

Are you putting your eyes at Steak for Macular Degeneration?

According to a study published in the April 2009 issue of American Journal of Epidemiology eating a lot of red meat raises the risk for age-related macular degeneration by 50%! The study examined 6,734 subjects aged 58 to 69 years who lived in Melbourne, Australia concluding that individuals who ate red meat 10 times per […]