Blindness Macular DegenerationInfo Center
Aspirin May Cause Age-Related Vision Problems
A daily dose of aspirin may worsen vision problems in people who have age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Researchers found that seniors who take an aspirin a day are twice as likely to have late-stage macular degeneration compared to seniors who don’t take aspirin every day.
Tests Better Measure Vision in Blinding Diseases
When it comes to patients with eye diseases that lead to blindness, it can be difficult to detect low levels of remaining vision That determination is generally made through subjective tests such as detecting hand motion.
Common Eye Drugs Can Lead to Antibiotic Resistance
The development of antibiotic resistance from overexposure to antibiotics has been a growing concern for both patients and doctors in recent years.
Seniors Haven't Adjusted to Declining Sight
With age, it's not uncommon to experience increased falls. But many also experience a decline in sight and tend to have difficulty in compensating for their impairment.
Protein Contributes to Deaf-Blindness
The discovery of a new role for a protein that mutates in a common genetic disorder that leaves individuals deaf and blind could explain the cause of the most severe cases of the disorder.
Gene Explains Night Blindness
Night blindness can be so debilitating that some sufferers struggle to drive after dark. The finding of a mutated gene that causes the vision loss in low-light environments explains how night vision is possible.
Genetic Link to Blinding Eye Disease Found
Genetic findings can often highlight certain populations that may be at a heightened disease risk. A gene mutation that can cause a blinding eye disease may be more likely to affect those of Jewish descent.
Preventing Vision Loss with Age
It can be alarming when your vision starts to decline with age. Unfortunately there hasn't been much you could do about it. A new method of predicting who is at risk might help with earlier treatment though.
Monitoring Eye Degeneration at Home
In many cases vision loss is preventable if patients get regular eye exams. A new device will allow degenerative eye disease patients to better track vision changes, preventing unnecessary vision loss.
Diet Can Affect Genetic Macular Degeneration
Gradual vision loss as a result of macular degeneration is primarily determined by genetics. Lifestyle and diet changes may slow the progression of the chronic eye disease or reduce the severity, according to a new study of identical twins.