Macular Degeneration Articles

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Information for Caregivers

    A diagnosis of AMD can cause distress for an elderly loved one. As a caregiver it is important to be prepared for what lies ahead. Learn how it is diagnosed, treated, and ways of coping with this progressive condition.

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  • The 4 Most Common Age-Related Eye Diseases

    Glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy are the four most common eye conditions among people over age 65. Learn about symptoms and preventive measures you can take to help preserve your vision.

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  • An Overview of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Learn about macular degeneration, including what it is, signs and symptoms to look for, and how doctors diagnose and treat this eye condition.

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  • Warning Signs of Senior Eye Disease

    As we age, we become prone to a variety of eye problems, including glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. Proper diagnosis is key to prevention and treatment. Knowing what red flags to look for can save your vision.

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  • Study Reveals a Gene That Causes Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    A team of researchers has determined that variations in certain genes involved in fighting infection can successfully predict the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in seniors.

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  • Macular Degeneration Laser Treatment Won't Prevent Vision Loss

    Research proves that low-intensity laser treatment thought to be effective in slowing or preventing vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is ineffective.

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  • Your Eyes Need Sun Protection, Too

    Did you know that your eyes are just as susceptible to sun damage as your skin? The next time you head outside, be sure to don a pair of sunglasses to reduce your risk of developing eye conditions like photokeratitis, macular degeneration and cataracts.

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  • Diminutive Device Helps Seniors See Clearer

    Older adults whose vision has been impaired by macular degeneration may soon have access to a unique, sight-restoring treatment.

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