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AMD Associated with Higher Risk of Depression

Visual disability further increased these chances, study in Korea finds.
February 1, 2023

Repeated Anti-VEGF Has Protective Effect on Ocular Surface

Frequent antisepsis of the eyelids reduces microbial load, staving off meibomian gland disease.
January 25, 2023

Study Finds Two Distinct Pathways to Geographic Atrophy

A new technique comparing fluorescence levels of macular lesions may help to simplify disease research.
January 19, 2023

Even Experts Disagree When Grading OCT Biomarkers

When comparing common exudative macular diseases, professional readers didn’t always arrive at the same findings.
January 13, 2023

Fatty Acid Consumption May Reduce AMD Risk

The monounsaturated forms—nuts, olives, avocados—conferred the greatest protective effect while still being advisable for overall health. Other categories showed an influence, too.
January 11, 2023

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Risk of Progression to Late AMD

Study shows that vitamins, minerals and healthy fats were correlated with nitrate intake.
January 9, 2023

Long-term Data Shows Metformin Doesn’t Prevent AMD

In patients at high risk of type 2 diabetes, healthy lifestyle changes also weren’t associated with a change in the presence or severity of macular degeneration.
January 5, 2023

Cataract Surgery Positively Correlated with AMD Progression

Particularly beyond five years post-op, a meta-analysis identified an increased risk of disease worsening.
January 4, 2023

Newest AMD Prevalence Estimate Says 20 Million Americans Affected

Nearly all—92.5%—are classified as early-stage disease in a new study that finds growth in this population.
January 4, 2023

Dry AMD Linked to Dementia

A 1.22-fold increase of development was determined for both degeneration types, a large study finds. The authors argue for eye doctors to consider performing cognitive testing when warranted.
January 2, 2023