Experts Highlight the Benefits of Carotenoids on Ocular Health and Beyond

Dr. Michael Tolentino is an Orlando, Florida retina specialist and early inventor of anti-VEGF injectable medications. In the September 2015 Primary Eyecare Optometry News article, he reported that several patients with wet AMD in his practice given Macuhealth twice daily to delay or defer injections resulted in improved acuity and resolution of subretinal/intraretinal fluid on OCT. He stated in the… More →

Causes, Treatments & Vision Rehabilitation: Lylas Mogk, M.D. Talks Macular Degeneration

AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in the U. S. and in the entire western world. The macula is the tiny center of the retina that gives us our precise, detailed vision. AMD causes the macula to gradually thin and lose its ability to see, which creates a small blind spot in the center of vision. There are… More →

Eye Injections for Macular Degeneration: The Watergate of Eye Care?

According to the National Institute of Health, there are more than two million Americans living with age-related macular degeneration. Approximately 10%  of these patients develop the more serious form of the condition known as neovascular macular degeneration. Neovascular or ‘wet’ AMD is characterized by the growth of abnormal blood vessels from the choroid underneath the macula. Patients who progress to… More →

Eliminating Blindness from Macular Degeneration

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In honour of AMD Awareness Month, Dr. Michael Tolentino of the Center for Retina & Macular Disease in Florida was kind enough to write a guest post for AMDblog.org. In this article, Dr. Tolentino discusses the progression of AMD, treatment methods and more. Just a decade ago, if you we were given the diagnosis of macular degeneration, these words would… More →

Does Cataract Surgery Increase the Risk of AMD Progression?

It is no secret that macular degeneration and cataracts are two of the most common eye conditions found in the aging population. But what you might not know is that there seems to be an increasing number of patients with coexisting cataracts and AMD. And naturally, when both conditions are present at once, it can pose distinctive challenges to the… More →

Loss of Anti-Aging Gene Linked to Macular Degeneration

Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have found that the loss of an anti-aging gene may contribute to the development of macular degeneration. In fact, during their animal studies, scientists discovered that the loss of this gene led to retinal degeneration in mice. The ‘aging-suppressor gene’ in question, known as ‘Klotho’ protein (KL), is responsible for maintaining the health and… More →

Staying Fit: Exercising with Macular Degeneration

Exercise is important for everyone, but it is particularly vital for those with Age-related Macular Degeneration. After all, what’s good for your heart is beneficial for your eyes. (In fact, a healthy heart sends more nutrients and oxygen to the eyes!) However, AMD patients often become less active as their sight diminishes; even though the benefits of exercise are exponential!… More →

The Progression of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

As we age, the need to start wearing glasses is not particularly surprising.  Annoying as it may be, the need for glasses is a result of the stress our eyes experience as we age.  However, some eyesight changes can denote the onset of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD); a serious ocular condition that has become the leading cause of vision loss… More →

The Leading Cause of Blindness in North America – Macular Degeneration

Mainly affecting people over the age of 50, macular degeneration is the most common degenerative eye disease. The number of people with macular degeneration is expected to double within the next 10 years from 1.5 million in 2009 to three million by 2020. The macula is a tiny circle located in the middle of the retina, which is responsible for… More →

Detecting and Treating Wet Macular Degeneration Symptoms

There are two different forms of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Dry AMD and Wet AMD. While all patients who have wet AMD will initially start off with dry AMD, it is wet AMD the form that is diagnosed in one stage and is considered to be the advanced form of the disease – and the most devastating.   Wet AMD… More →