MISSION: HEALING DRY EYE NATURALLY

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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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Age-Related Macular Degeneration Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is damage that occurs to the macula which is located in the back of the eye, directly at the line of sight. The macula is the part of the eye that is responsible for sharp central vision, which enables a person to pinpoint objects and recognize faces. This deterioration occurs from older age in many individuals, as the name suggests. There are two types of AMD. The first type is dry AMD, which is characterized by a breakdown of the macular tissues...

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Driving With Macular Degeneration Macular Degeneration is a deterioration of the eye that affects the retina, which records the images we see and sends them to the brain. The macula is the center part of the retina, and it is what we use to focus so we can do things like drive and read. The disease also affects how we process colors, fine objects, and facial recognition. Macular Degeneration affects 10 million people in the United States.  Complications with Driving Driving, to the American people, has long represented freedom. No...

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Hallucinations Associated with Macular Degeneration  An issue sometimes confronting people with advanced macular degeneration, glaucoma, or cataracts is visual hallucinations. These type of hallucinations are due to a condition called Charles Bonnet Syndrome. Charles Bonnet was a Swiss philosopher in the 18th century who recognized that his grandfather’s visual hallucinations were due to his eye disorder, not mental illness. The brain creates these hallucinations because the normal amount of visual stimulus coming from the eyes is greatly reduced. The images are often complex, including detailed patterns or even fully formed...

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