Heart Disease Linked to Macular Degeneration

Patients suffering from macular degeneration have an increased risk of heart disease according to research published online in Ophthalmology.  While macular degeneration was related to a an increased … [Read more...]

Macular Degeneration and Diabetes

In the recently released EUREYE study, it was shown that there is a postive association between neovascular macular degeneration and diabetes mellitus.  The majority of risk factors associated with … [Read more...]

Hormone Use Lowers Risk of Macular Degeneration in Postmenopausal Women

Women who take postmenopausal hormones appear to have a lower risk of developing advanced stages of macular degeneration.  Researchers at the Harvard Medical School have reported that hormone … [Read more...]

Prevent Macular Degeneration – Quit Smoking

The awareness of age-related macular degeneration has been raised considerably in recent years.  Advances in macular degeneration treatments, particularly the drugs Lucentis and Macugen, have given … [Read more...]

Macular Degeneration Risk Factors

Many of the findings regarding the risk factors associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD) have been disputed through a variety of research.  The only risk factors consistently … [Read more...]