Glaucoma cure drug detained in the Alcon Lab

alcon_gpas-760x593Recently the Eye-care giant Alcon Laboratories is shelving a long-studied drug that initially had been considered promising for treating age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma.

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Eye condition and eye disease- Know the difference

CB011723Do you find yourself confused hearing to these two terms - EYE CONDITION and EYE DISEASE? We can assure you that you wont need to go any further and just scroll down. Leave your comments after reading through the article, if it helps you to find a respite from your age old confusion.

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Age-related macular degeneration linked to poor cognitive function

low-cognitive-functionWASHINGTON - Older adults with low cognitive function are more likely to have the early stages of age-related macular degeneration, a new study has found.

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Blindness due to macular degeneration (AMD) could be cured by stem cell therapy Stem cell therapy may cure blindness

The world’s first stem cell therapy to cure the most common cause of blindness has been developed by British researchers.

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Dry Age Related Macular Degenetation (AMD) drug shows positive result in phase 2 trial

NT-501, the lead product candidate of Neurotech Pharmaceutisals, inc., have successfully slowed down the loss of vision in a Phase 2 clinical trial, in patients suffering from macular degeneration along with geographic atrophy(GA). GA is a condition that destroys sharp central vision and causes serious vision loss to one or both eyes.

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Genetic background of Age-related Macular Degeneration(AMD)

Macular-DegenerationDo you know what is gene mutation and what havoc it can create? A gene mutation is a permanent change in the DNA sequence that makes up a gene. Mutations range in size from a single DNA building block (DNA base) to a large segment of a chromosome. The changes can result in various disorders of incurable types.

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Cataract Surgery accelerates Macular Degeneration : True or False

The answer could be both. Up to some time ago, it was thought to be true. But recent findings echoes a completely different answer.

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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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Study proves the prevalence of cataract higher among Indians

A new study conducted by the the INDEYE in Delhi reveals that Indian population is more prevalent to cataract and AMD (Age related macular degeneration) than any other eye disease.

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New study indicate Omega-3 Fatty Acids reduces and prevent the risk of AMD

The study compared nutrient intake over time among Europeans aged 65 or older. Participants who ate at least one portion of fish each week were 50% less likely to develop macular degeneration as those who ate fish less than once a week.

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