MISSION: END PREVENTABLE BLINDNESS

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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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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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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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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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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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There are currently no treatments for macular degeneration that completely cure the disease or even stop its progression. Research in recent years has discovered various ways to slow inevitable vision loss and, although rarely, improve vision in particular areas. Several types of treatment include laser treatment, combinations of medicines, and injection. Concerns about injections for macular degeneration being painful should be eased since they are regarded as straightforward and painless. Several injection-based treatments are detailed below. Visudyne Visudyne drug treatment is a photodynamic therapy that was the first drug therapy...

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