Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a new technique of injecting healthy cells into eyes affected by vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or retinitis pigmentosa.
The FDA just approved ranibizumab (Lucentis) as an ocular implant to be injected into the eye for people with wet macular degeneration, based upon the successful Archway study run under the FDA umbrella.
Unless you’re in the eye field, it’s easy to confuse the terms cataracts and glaucoma. And yesterday, I completed another dozen surgeries, some for cataracts, others for glaucoma. So what’s the difference?
Currently, there are no FDA-approved treatments available to treat dry AMD. Lineage Cell Therapeutics is currently conducting a clinical trial on its newest cell transplant product developed to treat dry age-related macular degeneration.
Researchers from the Queen Mary University of London have found that age-related macular degeneration is potentially caused by the failure of at least one of five proteins to regulate the immune system.
It is an absolute privilege to help people to see, and I take what I do with responsibility, gravity and gratitude. Since 2001, I have treated VisiVite's supplements for ocular health with the same level of care and sense of responsibility that I have with my own patients.
Delta is coming, then Epsilon, then Zeta. As the Covid-19 virus is allowed to replicate in the population in unvaccinated people, it will continue to mutate, and thus persist, because that’s how many viruses continue to survive.
There is one eye problem that strikes people 30 and above with regularity, and unsympathetic viciousness, causing permanent vision loss that can never be regained, no matter what medications or treatments are provided. And worse, it causes no pain or other symptoms that alert the person that they're in trouble.
In their natural forms - which we use for VisiVite eye vitamins - lutein, zeaxanthin and Vitamin E oil are fluffy, sticky and bulky. But the benefits of using these naturally sourced ingredients outweigh the negatives.
With so many consumers looking towards macular degeneration supplements to help stop the progression of the vision-robbing disease, it's important that they know that what they are reading on the labels of those supplements is what is contained in the bottle.
Previous research showed that women have a higher risk for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Gender is a definitive risk factor for AMD, according to the National Eye Institute, with women having a higher preponderance of the disease.
Take a look at the image below of this sneaker. What do you see? A gray sneaker with mint green laces, or a mauve sneaker with white laces? People are divided and there have been a myriad of explanations with this and the famous "gold dress."
Imagine (not during a pandemic) a receiving line of three people shaking the right hands of a hundred people who walk by. If some of the people waiting in line put out their left hand, it would be much more awkward, and shaking hands would be much less efficient, and maybe not possible. Although the left hand is the mirror image of the right, it just doesn’t work the same way.
Your eyesight is precious, and maintaining your vision is important in living a healthy and active lifestyle. With state-of-the-art vision care supplements available, there’s no sense in not taking advantage of eye vitamins that can healthy vision as you age. Here are some tips for caring for your eyes.