Lucentis promising hopes for retinal vein occlusion in Phase III trial

6556611700324611Genentech, Inc. announced recently that the Phase III study BRAVO showed Lucentis (ranibizumab injection) improved vision, as measured by the primary endpoint of mean change from baseline in best-corrected visual acuity at six months, in patients with macular edema due to branch retinal vein occlusion.

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Food for eye keeps vision perfect

gi_0_0_robinmiller2007201Chefs including host of the Food Network's Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller and author of "Robin Rescues Dinner" have submitted delicious recipes that everyone will love and that are good for your eyes, in a recent meet organised by EyeCare America. Checkout whether your food is healthy for your eyes.

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Retinal degenerative disease now repaired by stem cell therapy

swis-retinitis_pigmentosa_fs1Can you see the future?
Congenital retinal degeneration or retinal degeneration
, a major cause of blindness,  related to ageing can be repaired by the incorporation of stem cells. It has not been tested clinically till now, but has been successful in animal testing. It promises a bright future. Stem cell is all ready to set another array of success story in ophthalmic treatment.

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Stargardt’s disease - defective gene threatening your vision, are you aware?

Stargardts-DiaeaseStargardt’s Disease is an autossomal recessive hereditary disease included in the group of degenerative macular diseases, which consists in progressive lost of cones in fovea of both eyes, leading to variable levels of central vision loss. At fundoscopy, there’s often the presence of yellowish flecks around the macula, a condition called fundus flavimaculatus.

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Carrot can help maintain your eye sights

carrot-maintain-eye-sightCarrots are an excellent source of Vitamin A, which is necessary for healthy eyesight, skin, growth, and also aids our bodies in resisting infection.

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What is Advance or End stage Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration is a disorder of the central retina, or macula, which is responsible for detailed vision that controls important functional visual activities like recognizing faces and watching television.

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Researchers find link between night vision symptoms and macular degeneration

Wisconsin Epidemiologic Study of Diabetic Retinopathy researchers have found association between the night vision symptoms and progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The scientists have come to the conclusion after a multi-center randomized clinical trial.

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Poor lifestyle induces sight loss; shows new study

To mark the effect of poor lifestyles in decrease of UK's vision, an Sight charity, the Eyecare Trust recently organizes a study in the Eye Health Week (6 – 12 October 2008).

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Use sunglass to avoid macular degeneration before you reach 60

Archives of Ophthalmology article says that the older people with low levels of certain antioxidants present in many fruits and vegetables, and who are exposed to short-wavelength blue light from the sun, are more likely to develop certain types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The damage cane e felt even before 65 year of age.

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Routine activation of immune system protein TLR3 triggers Macular degeneration

A groundbreaking discovery on macular degeneration reveals the direct association of immune system protein called TLR3 with onset of severe "dry" macular degeneration. This discovery is believed to be a breakthrough as the doctors are now in position to develop proper treatment for disease which is till now untreatable.

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