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Good News About Supplements and Macular Degeneration

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on September 20, 2022

Many agree that taking supplements can benefit your health. Now you can add slowing the progression of age-related macular degeneration to the list of supplement benefits. First reported in 2001, the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) showed that persons who were at high risk of developing advanced stages of age-related macular degeneration lower their risk […]

Cataract News

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on September 6, 2022

Cataracts affect over 15 million people worldwide and it is one of the leading causes of blindness. While no one wants cataracts, researchers want to learn more about cataracts. Their work is shedding light on the neurological benefits of cataract surgery, as well as what’s going on in the cellular level that is leading to […]

Geographic Atrophy in AMD

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on August 16, 2022

Geographic atrophy (GA) is an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that affects the retina. Those with GA can have good vision if the macula, the center part of the retina responsible for sharp, central vision, isn’t damaged. While there are ways to assess the how well different therapies are working, visual acuity tests […]

Prozac & Carbon Monoxide—Unlikely Items That Can Help Preserve Vision

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on August 2, 2022

You read correctly. Two separate studies have shown that the antidepressant Prozac and the gas that comes out of car and truck exhausts, carbon monoxide, can be used to preserve vision. Starting with Prozac, also known as fluoxetine, it may be effective against dry or atrophic age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Bradley D. Gelfand, PhD at […]

Ultrasound & LiDAR—Improving Vision for People & Robots

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on July 19, 2022

I’m going to state the obvious. Our eyes are taking in a lot of information. Now for the not so obvious: How can technology be utilized to improve vision and help emerging technologies like self-driving cars and robots to see? As you can guess research is looking into (no pun intended) these things and scientists […]

Macular Degeneration Research News & It’s All Good

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on July 5, 2022

One great thing about being the Gulden Ophthalmics blogger is learning about vision research that is taking place in the U.S. and around the world. It is good to know that with all the negative happenings in the world that there are people who are working diligently to both improve vision and reduce the incidents […]

When the Rods & Cones Need Fixing

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on June 21, 2022

The rods and cones in the retina do a lot work when it comes to vision. Rods are sensitive to changes in light and dark, as well as shape in movement. Cones are sensitive to one of three colors, red, green and blue, and can detect fine details. If the rods and cones aren’t working […]

Two Additional Reasons to Get an Eye Exam

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on June 7, 2022

Everyone agrees on the importance of regular eye exams. After all they are good for vision correction, eye disease prevention and vision maintenance when a person has a condition like glaucoma. Now you can add improving gut health and preventing heart attacks by way of an eye exam. Gut Health via the Eyes Chronic noninfectious […]

AMD Research News

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on May 24, 2022

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a vision condition that no one wants. As the name suggests, this affects persons over the age of 50. It comes about when the macula, the part of the retina that controls sharp, straight-ahead vision, becomes damaged over time. While it doesn’t lead to total blindness, losing central vision […]

Advances in Bionic Vision

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on May 10, 2022

If you are of a certain age, you will remember a television show from the 1970s called “Six Million Dollar Man”. The show was about an Air Force Colonel Steve Austin who is seriously injured when a spaceship he is testing crashes. He then has surgery where he receives bionic legs, a bionic left arm […]