Why February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

The American Academy of Ophthalmology takes a special interest every month to observe a specific eye care issue to raise awareness. This is particularly important for eye problems that are harder to spot. February is reserved for age-related macular degeneration awareness, or AMD for short. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in the…

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Could a Cure for Blindness Exist? Scientists Believe so

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Your ability to see isn’t magic, it is the product of all the rods, cones, and photoreceptors within your eye working together to translate light into electrical signals that are sent to your brain. The brain, then interprets the electrical signals and what you see today is the product of that interpretation. We call that…

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Cholesterol Medications and AMD

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Early research shows that some cholesterol lowering medications may also be protective in macular degeneration. While the research is in its very early stages – the promise of another means to reduce progression provides hope. Learn more about cholesterol and macular degeneration (AMD) Learn more about AMD

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