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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. '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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  9. Race May Affect Macular Degeneration

    Feb. 11, 2008 -- Whites over the age of 65 may face a higher risk of losing their sight due to macular degeneration than African-Americans. A new study of more than 2,500 elderly people shows whites are more likely than African-Americans to show early signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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  10. Inflammation Linked to Eye Disease

    Oct. 8, 2007 -- A chemical marker of inflammation may be connected to the leading cause of vision loss in Western countries. Dutch researchers reported that news today in the Archives of Ophthalmology. They studied the inflammation marker C-reactive protein (CRP) and age-related macular degeneration

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