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    1. Vitamin D Levels May Affect Macular Degeneration Risk

      April 11, 2011 -- Women younger than 75 who get sufficient vitamin D in their diets appear to have a reduced risk of a leading cause of blindness, new research indicates. In the study, researchers say women under 75 who got the most vitamin D had a 59% decreased risk of developing age-related macula

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    2. Fatty Fish May Cut Risk of Macular Degeneration

      March 14, 2011 -- Eating fatty fish one or more times a week may reduce your risk for developing age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss in people aged 60 and older. The new findings appear online in the Archives of Opthalmology. About 9 million Americans aged 40 and older s

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    3. Omega-3s May Cut Risk of Macular Degeneration

      Dec. 1, 2010 -- New research indicates that diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids from fish and shellfish may be good for the eyes of older Americans, offering protection against age-related macular degeneration, a common cause of blindness in the U.S. The findings are published in the December issue of

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    4. Retinal Implant Restores Some Sight to Blind

      Nov. 3, 2010 -- Three blind patients treated with an experimental eye implant were able to see shadows and shapes after getting the device, raising hopes that a highly anticipated new approach to treating blindness may be on the horizon. Eberhart Zrenner, MD, of Germany’s University of Tubingen Eye

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    5. Mediterranean Diet May Boost Eye Health

      May 11, 2009 -- Eating a Mediterranean-style diet rich in fish, nuts, and olive oil may help save your sight as well as your heart. The Mediterranean diet has already been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, but new research suggests that it may also help prevent age-related macular degenerat

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    6. Gene Thwarts Dry Macular Degeneration

      Aug. 27, 2008 -- If you've got a certain gene mutation, you may be less likely to develop the dry form of age-related macular degeneration, new research shows. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S., typically strikes after age 55. It affects the macula,

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    7. Eating Fatty Fish Can Help Aging Eyes

      June 10, 2008 -- Eating fish at least twice a week may help protect your eyes as you age. A review of studies shows that eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids helps ward off macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is the main cause of severe vision loss in people older than 60. Age-related ma

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    8. Telescope for Macular Degeneration?

      April 23, 2008 -- Could an implantable miniature telescope give macular degeneration patients a vision boost when they run out of other options? An FDA advisory panel takes up that question later this week. Macular degeneration, the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over age 60, slowly s

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    9. Hormones May Cut Women's Risk of AMD

      April 14, 2008 -- There is growing evidence that hormone therapy may help protect older women against the leading cause of age-related blindness, but the findings should not change the current view that hormones should only be used to treat the symptoms of menopause, experts say. In a new analysis f

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    10. 'Robo' Gene Fights Macular Degeneration

      March 17, 2008 -- New research shows that a gene called Robo4 could help curb or prevent two leading causes of blindness: age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy. "This discovery has significant implications for developing drugs that activate Robo4 to treat AMD and diabetic r

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