Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-Zeaxanthin Across the Lifespan

The idea that a select few dietary nutrients could serve functions as varied as normal brain development, eye protection, skin protection, cardiovascular health, reaction time improvement, cognitive function enhancement, and age-related disease prevention at first seems preposterous. Indeed, any reasonable person approached with such a claim should be highly skeptical, and ask for the evidence. In the following [article], I… More →

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 →

Round-up from the Macular Carotenoids Conference 2015

Above: Downing College in Cambridge, UK (src: wikipedia.org)

Lloyd Snider, O.D. shares lecture topics and key takeaways from the Macular Carotenoids Conference held in Cambridge, UK July 8th-10, 2015. I’m just back and over my jet lag from the Macular Carotenoids Conference 2015, held at Downing College, University of Cambridge, UK. It was an amazing three-day event where the world’s best researchers gathered for a spirited discussion on… More →

The International Macular Carotenoids Conference

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The 3rd International Macular Carotenoids Conference will take place at Downing College in Cambridge, UK from July 8th to 10th, 2015. The annual meeting is primarily attended by macular carotenoid researchers who are exploring up-to-date, evidence based hypotheses and the supporting research data into the role of carotenoids in AMD, vision and cognitive function. Amongst the over 20 experts, scientists… More →

February is Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month!

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Happy February! It’s that time of the year again. MacuHealth is partnering with the Center for Visual Rehabilitation & Research at Henry Ford Health System and Optometry Giving Sight in an effort to promote Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month this year. During February, MacuHealth will be helping to raise awareness of the sight stealing condition via professional communications and social… 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 →

Diagnosing Macular Degeneration: The Tests that Tell

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Perhaps you suddenly notice what seems like a constant ‘smudge’ in your central vision. Or maybe straight lines are beginning to seem wavy or distorted. Often, these are the initial symptoms of age-related macular degeneration. Since catching macular degeneration early is imperative in successfully treating the condition, it’s important to acknowledge these symptoms and have a doctor test you for… More →

AMD.org: A Macular Degeneration Partnership

AMDBlog.org recently caught up with Judi Delgado, the director of AMD.org; a nonprofit program of the Discovery Eye Foundation. Mrs. Delgado has been with the foundation since 1998 and calls working with seniors and their families an inspiration. For more on the foundation’s overall goals and how Judi strives to personally help AMD patients in their journeys, continue reading for… More →

Audio Books: Resources for Macular Degeneration Patients

Though it’s often thought that macular degeneration patients must discontinue reading as the condition progresses, patients can actually often continue to read with the help of either improved lighting, magnifiers and/or audio books. Indeed, talking books (also known as audio books) are recorded materials- most often books and or magazines – in audio format. Great for the visually impaired, talking… 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 →