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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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Friday, November 4, 2016

If You Have Diabetes, Can Omega-3s Protect Your Eyes?

IMRF- VISION & DIABETES:  If you have diabetes, you may know that it increases your risk of diabetic retinopathy, one of the leading causes of blindness in American adults. It affects more than 5 percent of the U.S. population, but research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids in your diet could help protect your eyes. More…

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Second Sight reveals 1st implant of Orion I visual cortical stimulator

Second Sight reveals 1st implant of Orion I visual cortical stimulator

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Can a Cup of Coffee Save Your Sight?

IMRF- VISION & HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: Drinking coffee daily combined with eating a healthy diet could cut your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in seniors. A Portuguese study found that those who followed a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits and vegetables, combined with high levels of caffeine, enjoyed…

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Halloween Alert: Keep Meds Out of Sight to Avoid Candy Confusion

IMRF- Sharing and Caring:  This is important for children and also for those whose vision is failing due to things like Macular Degeneration. Let’s all use caution during Halloween. Halloween Alert: Keep Meds Out of Sight to Avoid Candy Confusion

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Vision Changes as We Age: What’s Normal, What’s Not?

IMRF- VISION & WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Anytime is a good time to think about your vision, now and in the future. Squinting a little more to read labels or catch that email on your phone? You’re not alone. As you age, it’s normal to notice changes in your vision. According to the National…

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

7 things you do every day that ruin your eyes

7 things you do every day that ruin your eyes IMRF- VISION & EYE HEALTH: slideshow http://www.thehealthsite.com/photo-gallery/diseases-conditions/things-you-do-every-day-that-ruin-your-eyes-t0916    

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