Genentech, 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.
Chefs 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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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.
Stargardt’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.
Carrots are an excellent source of Vitamin A, which is necessary for healthy eyesight, skin, growth, and also aids our bodies in resisting infection.
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.
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.
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.
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.