MISSION: FREEDOM FROM DRY EYES

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  Use of Glasses with Telescopes The process of adjusting to the effects of macular degeneration can be a frustrating one. People with glasses often have a difficult time adapting to their constantly worsening eye conditions because their glasses do not function as well as they used to. Since the macula itself is damaged, the image that people with macular degeneration see is going to be blurry no matter how many times they update their eyeglass prescription. Standard eyeglass lenses are simply constructed with the purpose of focusing light onto...

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Treatment Of Macular Degeneration When Lucentis was presented to the Food and Drug Administration(FDA), they approved it after a lengthy testing period. There were celebrations going on all over the eye care world. Not only had they found an effective treatment for AMD, but it would be hefty in the pocket book department. The day they received the good news was in 2006. Lucentis was a step into the technology age. Another drug we will discuss is Avastin. If you have received a diagnosis of macular degeneration (AMD), you are...

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Surgical Options The wet type of macular degeneration is considered advanced. Usually the eye disease begins as the dry type of macular degeneration. When the macula in the retina begins to leak blood and fluid, it becomes the wet form. The risk of partial or complete blindness increases when the disease becomes the wet form, so many options are available, from nutritional and supplement therapy to prescription drugs and surgical options. Here are the surgical options currently available for people with wet macular degeneration: Photodynamic Therapy Photodynamic therapy (PDT) was...

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Do you Know the Difference between Macular Degeneration and Macular Pucker/Epiretinal Membrane? In the ever-changing world of research, many new advancements in technology have come about. These advancements have changed the way eye doctors look at macular degeneration (AMD). Also, they have changed the way they see macular pucker (MP) as well. Research started in the late 1800's and has given doctors more of an understanding of the two conditions. In this article, we will discuss the differences between the two conditions. The point of this article is to keep...

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Reversing Macular Degeneration Falling ill is never an enjoyable experience. However, we are typically able to use the knowledge that in time we will recover to push ourselves through the worst phases of an illness. Knowing that better days are just hours away helps us to maintain hope. In the case of an irreversible illness it becomes far more difficult to maintain a positive outlook. We can wish for a reduction in symptoms or even a cure, but we are never sure that they will arrive. Macular degeneration is a...

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How to Prevent Macular Degeneration From Getting Worse The loss of sight induces a sense of fear that almost feels primal. When one of our most frequently used senses fails to function, we feel threatened and we are forced to acclimate by relying more heavily on our senses of hearing and touch. Perhaps this natural association of vision loss with danger accounts for the fear that we experience when diagnosed with a condition like age-related macular degeneration (AMD). According to AMD.org, this condition is the primary cause of severe vision...

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Carotenoid Supplements For Improving Contrast Sensitivity Carotenoid supplementation, such as Eye Love’s Ocular Health Formula, can lead to statistically significant increases in contrast sensitivity revealed a study in June’s Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science. This science-based evidence could be particularly beneficial to athletes and members of the military, as both must quickly identify fast-moving or small objects. Study participants were given 10 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zeaxanthin, which is the exact dosage in our formula. Did you enjoy this quick tip? We’d love to start sharing more,...

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Macular Degeneration or Macular Hole? What’s the Difference? Many people each year go blind or have severely impaired vision as a result of macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is a progressive eye disease, mostly associated with age, that affects millions of Americans each year. In fact, it’s the leading cause of vision loss for senior citizens in America. What is Macular Degeneration? Macular degeneration occurs in the macula, the region at the center of the eye’s retina. It’s the part of the eye that responds most readily to light and allows...

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Symptoms of Wet Macular Degeneration Symptoms of degrading vision often build slowly and go unnoticed for a long period of  time until they reach a degree of severity that may no longer be ignored. One may notice that he or she now needs glasses to read the text of a favorite book or magazine. Headaches grow more frequent - the result of constantly strained eye muscles. Once bright and vibrant colors may even take on more dull and muted hues. While many conditions may result in impaired vision, wet macular...

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Why and How Macular Degeneration Affects Vision Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) affects vision because the macula is part of the retina of the eye. The macula is located behind the lens on the back of the eyeball and helps images get to the optic nerve so they can be interpreted by the brain. The macula has the specific purpose of focusing fine details and enables people to read, drive, and see things like facial expressions. So when the macula starts to break down and become dysfunctional, the central field of...

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