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Macular Degeneration Prevention - Is it Possible?
"... scientists recently have begun to believe that inflammation may be at the heart (and lungs and brain and all other body parts) of virtually all the diseases we suffer from, and that controlling inflammation may be one of the most potent tools we have for living longer more disease-free lives."
In 2004 a new class of drugs used to treat macular degeneration became FDA approved. This class of drugs is called anti-VEGF. VEGF stands for vascular endothelial growth factor and anti of course means to halt or stop. The mechanism of these drugs is to ...
Foods high in lutein for macular degeneration prevention and macular health.
Low Vision Aids for Writing - Wide Spaced Paper, Check Guides, and Bold Black Pens are Key
There are several different purposes for wearing sunglasses. Of course the most obvious one is protection from UV light.
Magnifying Desk Lamp - A hands free lighted magnifier for reading and performing hobbies. Magnifier provides adjustable light and magnification. Features to look for are size of lens, number of LED lights, adjustable arm, and magnification power.
Anti VEGF Treatment - Lucentis, Avastin and Eylea Eye Injections as treatment for wet macular degeneration.
Bruch's Membrane and it's role in protecting your vision and in age related macular degeneration.
Many people write me asking questions like these about what to expect once they've received a diagnosis of AMD:
1. How soon will I experience vision changes and/or loss of my central vision?
2. Will I go blind?