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Prosthetic Retina Restores Vision
Vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can be a trying and frustrating experience. However, an interesting option may help some AMD patients regain sight.
Melanoma Metastasis Test
Although it's extremely rare, melanoma can be found on nearly any surface tissue, from unlikely places like the eye or underneath a fingernail.
Complications of Diabetes
It's hard enough to keep track of your daily responsibilities. It's even harder to plan for events years down the road. But if you have diabetes, you must start taking steps now to possibly avoid complications in the future.
Eye Drops Successfully Treat AMD
The primary method for treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in older adults, is injections directly into the eye.
Diabetes Drug May Prevent Blindness
Our bodies are complex, interconnected systems. That means one health problem may be linked to another seemingly unrelated condition. Likewise, a treatment for one disease may treat a totally different disease.
When to Screen Diabetic Eyes
Diabetes patients are faced with the possibility of many complications, including eye problems. The American Diabetes Association recommends that people with diabetes get their eyes checked at least once a year.
IV Drugs Equal for Treating Macular Degeneration
Two medications commonly used to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have been found to provide equal treatment benefit in the first long-term study comparing the drugs.  Injectable drugs Avastin ( bevacizumab ), an off-label cancer medication most frequently used to treat AMD, and Lucentis ( ranibizumab ), approved to treat AMD by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006, both provided similar vision improvements at two years. Get regular vision exams to pinpoint vision loss early. Maureen Maguire, PhD, corresponding author and director of the Center for Preventi...
Vision Loss Not Tied to Aging
The National Eye Institute is gearing up for the May kick off of Healthy Vision Month by reminding, that while vision may change with age, vision loss is not a normal part of the aging process.
Fetal Membrane Transplant Prevents Blindness
The key to treating a rare disease that can cause blindness may be transplanting tissue from newborn fetal membranes, a study has found.
Apps Sharpens Eye Imaging
As medical imaging of the eye tissue becomes more advanced, including three dimensional options, important details can at times be lost in hazy areas that lack sharpness.