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Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

2010 AMD Awareness Week

Friday, September 24, 2010

The prevalence of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is rapidly increasing with 20 million Americans projected to be diagnosed by 2020.  AMD Awareness Week unites worldwide organization in a common goal.

Re-Analysis of Meta-Analysis

Friday, September 10, 2010

Different results were found in a recent re-analysis of the meta-analysis published in the 2007 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which linked antioxidant supplements to all-cause mortality.

The Glaucoma-Dry Eye Connection

Friday, September 03, 2010

Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness, and it is the leading cause of blindness in both the African-American and Hispanic populations.

The Macula Pigment Miracle

Friday, August 27, 2010

Evidence continues to mount that supports the role of dietary carotenoids, zeaxanthin, lutein and meso-zeaxanthin, in protecting against the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in people over 55 years of age in the Western world.

Still Ginned Up for Vitamin C

Friday, August 13, 2010

Discussions with one of my favorite ophthalmic researchers, Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, chief investigator of the Lutein, Antioxidant Supplement Trial (LAST), usually get me ginned up about a particular nutrient and its effect on the eye. 

Consumers Report On Dietary Supplement Risk: Grossly Overstated

Friday, August 06, 2010

This response is from Steve Mister, the president of the Washington, D.C. Council for Responsible Nutrition.

Dan Roberts on Glen Beck

Friday, July 30, 2010

Today's Pearl features an editorial written by Dan Roberts, the director of the largest on-line community of AMD patients. MDsupport.org is visited by more than 4 million people every year.

Nutrition Science Consilience

Friday, July 09, 2010

"Science is neither a philosophy nor a belief system. It is a combination of mental operations that has increasingly become the habit of educated peoples." E.O. Wilson

Retinitis Pigmentosa, Vitamin A & Lutein

Friday, July 02, 2010

A recently published study in the Archives of Ophthalmology suggests that supplemental vitamin A and supplemental lutein may slow the progression of retinitis pigmentosa (RP).

Chicago Tribune & Vision Care

Friday, June 25, 2010

Major kudos to The Chicago Tribune, as well as Alcon, En-Vision America, Lions Clubs International, Prevent Blindness America and the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology for partnering, along with Biosyntrx, on a MediaPlanet supplemental special report called Vision Care & Eye Health.  It will be delivered to Chicago Tribune newspaper readers today, as well as available on the Tribune web site.  

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