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  1. Stem Cell Therapy Shows Long-Term Effectiveness

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study is the first to show the long-term safety of embryonic stem cell transplants to treat human disease. The research involved 18 people who received the transplants to treat forms of macular degeneration, a leadi

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  2. Omega-3s No Help Against Age-Linked Eye Trouble: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- Adding omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients to standard antioxidant vitamins doesn't give older people any added protection against a leading cause of blindness, a new study finds. The study looked at age-related macular degene

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  3. Regular Aspirin Use May Boost Risk of Eye Problem

    Dec. 18, 2012 -- Taking aspirin regularly appears to slightly raise the risk of the eye condition known as age-related macular degeneration or AMD, new research suggests. The increased risk only occurred with people who had taken aspirin regularly 10 years before they were diagnosed with the potenti

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  4. Aging Eyes Are Seeing Better

    June 29, 2012 -- There has been a dramatic drop in vision impairment among older Americans over the last generation, new research shows. The prevalence of self-reported eyesight issues that limit activity declined by well over 50% in just two and a half decades, according to data from two nationally

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  5. Stem Cells: New Hope for Macular Degeneration

    Jan. 23, 2012 -- Two legally blind women with macular degeneration are the first people ever to get new retina cells grown from human embryonic stem cells. One patient has dry macular degeneration, the top cause of blindness in developed nations. The other has Stargardt's disease, the leading cause

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  6. Macular Degeneration Drug Eylea Approved

    Nov. 18, 2011 -- The FDA has approved Eylea for the treatment of the wet form of age related macular degeneration (AMD), the major cause of blindness in the elderly. Eylea inhibits a factor that makes unwanted blood vessels grow in the retina. The blood vessels can leak blood and fluid, causing dama

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  7. Avastin as Good as Lucentis for AMD Treatment

    April 29, 2011 -- Fifty-dollars worth of Avastin prevents blindness from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and does it just as well as $2,000 worth of Lucentis, a federally funded clinical trial finds. AMD, the leading cause of blindness in the U.S., is the result of abnormal growth and leakag

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  8. 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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  9. 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

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  10. 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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