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For Aging Patients, One Missed Doctor’s Visit Can Lead to Vision Loss

February 6, 2020

Missing a single ophthalmology appointment over a two-year period was associated with decreased visual acuity for patients with macular degeneration according to a new Penn Medicine study.

NIH launches first U.S. clinical trial of patient-derived stem cell therapy to replace and repair dying cells in retina

December 16, 2019

Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) are launching a clinical trial to test the safety of a novel patient-specific stem cell-based therapy to treat geographic atrophy, the advanced “dry” form of age-related macular degeneration.

When a fix for one vision problem causes another

July 25, 2019

As we age, our eyes lose their ability to focus up close. It’s a condition called presbyopia, and it’s both extremely common and relatively easy to fix, with solutions like reading glasses, bifocals, or progressive lenses.

NIH study provides clarity on supplements for protection against blinding eye disease

May 5, 2013

Adding omega-3 fatty acids did not improve a combination of nutritional supplements commonly recommended for treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of vision loss among older Americans.