Current evidence shows everyone with MD, regardless of whether the changes are early/mild or advanced, should be advised to eat more dark green leafy vegetables and fish, and to consume low glycemic index (GI) diets.Read More
We categorise Dry Eye as Evaporative Dry Eye (EDE) or Aqueous Deficient Dry Eye (ADDE). And many people suffering dry eye have a combination of the two!Read More
Patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) received a new treatment derived from stem cells and have regained reading vision.
The study is a major milestone for the London Project to Cure Blindness (a partnership between Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and the National Institute for Health Research). Professor Pete Coffey from UCL said the research may lead to “an affordable 'off-the-shelf' therapy… within the next five years”. However, Macular Degeneration New Zealand, and Macular Disease Foundation Australia have advised caution, more work is needed before this can occur.
Researchers from the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) in Melbourne are conducting a world-first human trial of an over-the-counter vitamin supplement to treat glaucoma, a disease of the optic nerve which affects 60 million people worldwide.Read More
People who are doing moderate to vigorous physical activity may significantly lower their risk of glaucoma, according to research presented at the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Tseng et al from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) reported a 73% lower incidence of glaucoma among the most physically active study participants, compared with the least active.Read More