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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, August 06, 2010
This response is from Steve Mister, the president of the Washington, D.C. Council for Responsible Nutrition.
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.
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
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).
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.