Statin Use Associated With Cataracts

Statin drugs are known to reduce cholesterol, which benefits the retina. The medications may, however, also increase the risk of cataracts, according to a report published September 19, 2013 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. An analysis of 6,972 subjects showed that those taking the medication had a 9% higher risk of cataract […]

Summary of Research and Developments in Macular Degeneration: 2008-2009

by Dan Roberts June 11, 2009 Laser Rejuvenates the Retina According to a study announced at the Euretina Congress in May 2008, a laser treatment that “cleans up” Bruch’s membrane may slow down the progression to AMD. Bruch’s membrane is the tissue that separates the photoreceptor cells (our sight cells) from the nourishing blood vessel […]

Summary of Research and Developments in Macular Degeneration: 2007-2008

Compiled and edited by Dan Roberts JUNE 2007 Omega-3 Proving to be Beneficial on Several Fronts Recent studies have shown that Omega-3 fatty acids and fish consumption may reduce the risks of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Alzheimer’s disease, inflammation and depression. The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) Research Group showed that dietary total Omega-3 and […]

Summary of Research and Developments in Macular Degeneration: 2006-2007

by Dan Roberts This is a summary of all major research and developments pertinent to macular degeneration that occurred between mid-May 2006 and mid-May 2007. It is organized by month of occurence under the subsets “Pharmacology,” “Surgery,” “Nutrition” and/or “Miscellaneous.” The final section, “The Future,” summarizes work in progress that may lead to promising developments […]

Summary of Research and Developments in Macular Degeneration: 2005-2006

by Dan Roberts This is a compilation of significant research in the field of macular degeneration during the period May 2005 through May 2006, beginning with new findings as presented at the 2006 meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). Triple therapy found to be effective for wet AMD Triple therapy […]