Genetics, Lifestyle May Contribute To AMD Progression

The Boston Globe  (7/8, Satija) reported that a study  published in the July issue of Ophthalmology detailed the influence of genetics and environment on the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Researchers "looked at over 200 male pairs of identical twins" in which some twins both had the disease but at different stages, or only … Continue reading Genetics, Lifestyle May Contribute To AMD Progression

High Dietary Antioxidant Intake Associated With Lower Risk For Early AMD

Medscape (6/14, Barclay) reported, "High dietary intake of antioxidants is associated with a lower risk for early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in genetically predisposed individuals," according to a study published in the June issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology. In a study of 2,167 individuals over the age of 55 who were at risk of AMD, … Continue reading High Dietary Antioxidant Intake Associated With Lower Risk For Early AMD

VEGF Inhibitor Shows Promise For Treating Neovascular AMD

Medscape (5/6, Osterweil) reported that, according to a study presented at a vision research meeting, "An experimental fusion protein was safe and was associated with statistically significant improvements in visual acuity and other parameters, compared with sham injections, in patients with macular edema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion, and also showed efficacy in neovascular … Continue reading VEGF Inhibitor Shows Promise For Treating Neovascular AMD

Vitamin D May Help Protect Women Against Age-Related Macular Degeneration

ABC World News (4/11, story 8, 1:55, Stephanopoulos) reported that vitamin D may help protect women against age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study . MedPage Today (4/11, Neale) reported that "looked at data from the Carotenoids in Age-Related Eye Disease Study (CAREDS), which was conducted under the umbrella of the Women's Health … Continue reading Vitamin D May Help Protect Women Against Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Expanding Waistline May Put Men In Danger Of Developing AMD

The UK's Daily Mail (4/1, Hagan) reports, "An expanding waistline puts men in danger of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD)." After monitoring "changes in the waistlines of more than 21,000 men and women, aged between 40 and 69, over several years," then following the study population to determine how many cases of AMD developed, Australian … Continue reading Expanding Waistline May Put Men In Danger Of Developing AMD