IOL system a novel surgical treatment for dry AMD | OphthalmologyTimes

IOL system a novel surgical treatment for dry AMD | OphthalmologyTimes. London—A new intraocular mini-telescope (iolAMD, London Eye Hospital Pharma) offers significant surgical and optical advantages compared with previous technology, and its features make it an exciting advance for cataract surgery patients … Continue reading

Daily Multivitamin May Lower Risk for Cataracts

Taking a multivitamin supplement daily may stave off development of cataracts in middle-aged and older men, according to an article published online November 21 inOphthalmology. However, there appeared to be no association between daily vitamins and visually significant age-related macular degeneration (AMD). … Continue reading

NIH study clarifies supplement protection against AMD | News from the AOAs Blog

Adding lutein and zeaxanthin in place of beta-carotene may improve AREDS formulationThe National Institutes of Health NIH released its long-awaited second Age-Related Eye Disease Study AREDS2 designed to test whether the original AREDS formulation could be improved by adding omega-3 … Continue reading

Age-related macular degeneration: the importance of family history as a risk factor

Source: bmj .com Background Family history is considered a risk factor for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). With the advent of effective therapy for the disease, the importance of family history merits further investigation. This study quantifies the risk associated with … Continue reading

Study Links Daily Aspirin Use to Increased Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

A large European study, published in the January issue of the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, links daily aspirin use to increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) The study found that people aged 65 and older who … Continue reading