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Monday, January 23, 2017

Experimental drug may lead to simpler treatment of macular degeneration

  Experimental drug may lead to simpler treatment of macular degeneration Experimental drug may lead to simpler treatment of macular degeneration

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Macular Degeneration Drug May Reduce Number of Injections Needed: (wouldn’t that be great?)

IMRF- VISION & TREATMENTS for Macular Degeneration:  #aarp#hello2017 #sight #MacularDegeneration Macular Degeneration Drug May Reduce Number of Injections Needed: (wouldn’t that be great?) 1/19/2017 HealthDay News — An experimental drug, AXT107, may one day make treatment simpler for patients with age-related macular degeneration, according to research published in the January 18 issue of Science Translational Medicine. “We…

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Macular Degeneration: A leading cause of vision loss (the IMRF can help)

IMRF (International Macular and Retinal Foundation) – VISION & VISION LOSS PREVENTION: #aarp #hello2017 #maculardegeneration ….A leading cause of vision loss- “Vision loss is not a natural part of the ageing process and doesn’t have to be accepted as one if care is taken with diet and lifestyle” A couple of decades ago, age-related macular degeneration was an…

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Telemedicine could improve eye exam access for people with diabetes

IMRF- VISION & TECHNOLOGY: ……….Telemedicine could improve eye exam access for people with diabetes Electronic eye exams could become popular in the U.S. among patients who see them as an easy way to visit the eye doctor. After a nationwide telemedicine diabetic screening program in England and Wales, for example, diabetic retinopathy is no longer…

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Friday, December 2, 2016

What do these symptoms of common vision problems mean?

IMRF- VISION & UNDERSTANDING SYMPTOMS or CHANGES:  …….At one point or the other, we all have eye problems. While some are minor, some tend to go away miraculously on their own, or can be treated at home; some surely need a specialist’s care. But what’s really important is to never ignore the early signs of…

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Did You Know Exercise Is Good for Your Eyes — and Your Vision?

IMRF- VISION & HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: You know that exercise is good for you — for toning up or slimming down, or for just generally staying healthy and feeling better. You may not know, however, that getting plenty of exercise also may help preserve your vision. Several studies over the last 10 years have found connections between regular exercise and reducing risks for several…

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Topical treatment for neovascular AMD within sight

IMRF- VISION & RESEARCH: Topical treatment for neovascular AMD within sight Durham, NC­-A novel vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGF-R2) topical eye drop may revolutionize the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by making intravitreal injections a thing of the past for certain patients. A major advantage for this topical therapy (PAN-90806, PanOptica…

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Regeneron suits up for laser battle to keep growing Eylea in diabetic eye disease

IMRF- VISION & TREATMENTS:  Eylea is a treatment for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. ‘……..The diabetic macular edema market has been driving growth for Regeneron blockbuster Eylea over the last couple of years. But to keep up that expansion, Regeneron will have to clear one big hurdle–and it may take a while to do so….

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Global experts discuss new approaches and innovations in ocular drug delivery systems

IMRF- VISION & TREATMENT INNOVATION: Global experts discuss new approaches and innovations in ocular drug delivery systems ‘…….The estimated number of visually impaired people in the world is 285 million, with 39 million blind people. About 65 percent of visually impaired people and 82 percent of all blind people are 50 years or older. Four…

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Diabetic eye exams: raising awareness

IMRF- VISION & DIABETES:  NOVEMBER NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH…. ‘….’It’s finally November and while most of us are preoccupied with putting away the Halloween decorations and preparing for Thanksgiving, let’s not forget that November is also National Diabetes Month. Whether this is intentional or just a coincidence, it serves as the perfect opportunity to spread awareness…

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