Waterford Scientists Find Way to Boost Good Vision

New research breakthrough published on June 30 offers prospect of further improved vision among those with healthy eyesight European Research Council-funded Waterford research breakthrough offers prospect of further improved vision among those with healthy eyesight; Major potential implications for motorists, train drivers, pilots and sportspeople Irish-based research published Thurs, June 30 in the international journal, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science… 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 →

Age-related Macular Degeneration Linked to Calcium Deposits in the Eye

New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine has found that small lumps of calcium phosphate may be an important risk factor for age-related macular degeneration. The article appeared in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and stated that this study marks the first time these tiny mineral deposits have ever been… More →

Supplementation with Three Different Macular Carotenoid Formulations in Patients with Early AMD

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A recent study published by the Journal of Retina researched the effects of three different macular carotenoid formulations in patients with early age-related macular degeneration. The 36 month study is the longest of its kind and was comprised of 52 subjects who all suffer from early AMD. By using three different carotenoid formulations (one being mostly lutein, another being the… More →

Lutein: Important for Eye Health.. and Brain Function?

The link between carotenoids and eye health is no secret. In fact, some of the first reports of the correlation were reported by Dr. Johanna Seddon and her colleagues at Harvard University back in 1994. Yes, it was as much as 20 years ago that Dr. Seddon and her team initially established the link between intake of carotenoid rich foods… More →

Supplementation and AMD: The Results of AREDS-2

Back in 2001, researchers involved in the original AREDS (age-related eye disease study) reported that a formulation of vitamin c, vitamin e, beta-carotene, zinc and copper could reduce one’s risk of developing age-related macular degeneration. However, this formula received a few criticisms- primarily regarding its inclusion of potentially harmful beta-carotene. In fact, during the original AREDS trial, the National Cancer… More →

Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Hereditary?

Do you have a grandparent dealing with vision loss caused by macular degeneration? Or, perhaps your older sister is developing tell-tale signs of the disease? Maybe you’ve even watched more than one relative adjust to life with AMD. And as frightening as it can be to even consider losing your central vision, if you have a relative with deteriorating sight… More →

Cholesterol Lowering Eye Drops Could Treat AMD

According to new research from the Washington University School of Medicine, age-related macular degeneration could soon be treated with medications that lower cholesterol levels. The study, published in the online journal Cell Metabolism, found that controlling the key cause of AMD could be possible with drops containing cholesterol regulating agents. The new research focuses on immune cells called macrophages, which… More →

Testing for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

A new study has found that testing for Age-Related Macular Degeneration can be done more efficiently than once thought. Currently, patients testing for AMD are required to sit in a darkened room for 20 minutes before being diagnosed with the condition. Until recently, scientists believed it was crucial that a patient’s vision be adjusted to darkness before undergoing AMD testing.… More →