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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Warning signs of age-related eye problems and disease in seniors

Warning signs of age-related eye problems and disease in seniors IMRF- VISION & UNDERSTANDING MACULAR DEGENERATION: ……Age-related eye problems and eye disease are common in seniors. It seems the older we get the greater our risk of vision impairment becomes. By recognizing the warning signs of age-related eye problems, you can start treatment early on…

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Age-related macular degeneration complications: Driving ability and central vision loss

IMRF- VISION & MACULAR DEGENERATION:  Quality of life and Being able to drive safely…… ‘……..Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) complications include reduced driving ability and central vision loss. The study found that the loss of central vision in the elderly impairs their ability to spot pedestrians. The study aimed to evaluate using a driving stimulator how…

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Eye health: 8 ways to improve your vision naturally!

Eye health: 8 ways to improve your vision naturally! IMRF- VISION & HEALTHY LIFESTYLES:  …..Our eyes are the most valuable and sensitive sense organs. Despite being small, it has several purposes while enabling us to see the wonderful world and the clours around us. In fact, the human eye has been called the most complex…

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Higher Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake Reduces Diabetic Retinopathy Risk

Higher Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake Reduces Diabetic Retinopathy Risk – IMRF- VISION & DIABETIC RETINOPATHY: #aarp #diabetes #seniorliving …..Omega-3 fatty acids are known to have several health benefits, as a new study finds they are associated with a decreased risk of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy (DR). There is an increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus, and when partnered…

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Don’t Wait Until You’re Older to Fight Getting Old

Don’t Wait Until You’re Older to Fight Getting Old IMRF- VISION & HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: #aarp #seniorliving #healthyeyes …..The Eyes Don’t Have It By the 40s, even people without glasses may have trouble focusing on objects that are very close, like text in a book, says Rebecca Taylor, clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and an ophthalmologist…

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Sedentary Behavior May Be Tied to Diabetic Retinopathy

Sedentary Behavior May Be Tied to Diabetic Retinopathy IMRF- VISION & HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: #aarp #seniors #healthyeyes …………..(HealthDay News) – Sedentary behavior (SB) seems to be associated with diabetic retinopathy (DR), according to a research letter published in JAMA Ophthalmology. Paul D. Loprinzi, PhD, from the University of Mississippi in University, examined the correlation between SB and DR using…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Clinical trial tests cord-blood cells to treat macular degeneration

IMRF- VISION & TREATMENTS: #AARP #MACULAR #Blindness Clinical trial tests cord-blood cells to treat macular degeneration ……UIC is part of a national phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and tolerability of using cells derived from multipotent umbilical cord cells to treat age-related macular degeneration, the most common cause of vision loss in people over 55. The…

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Monday, July 11, 2016

IMRF- VISION & HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: Compounds Similar to Broccoli Can Serve as a Potential Treatment for Macular Degeneration

IMRF- VISION & HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: ‪#‎AARP‬ ‪#‎Seniors‬ ‪#‎AMD‬ Compounds Similar to Broccoli Can Serve as a Potential Treatment for Macular Degeneration – …’Boosting the potency of broccoli-related compound indole-3-carbinol (I3C) ten-fold, proved to be a viable treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). According to research published in Scientific Reports, I3C works to help clear cells of the environmental…

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Monday, June 27, 2016

IMRF- VISION & HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: Did You Know Exercise Is Good for Your Eyes — and Your Vision?

IMRF- VISION & HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: Did You Know Exercise Is Good for Your Eyes — and Your Vision? 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….

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

IMRF- VISION & AWARENESS: 9 million people will be blind, visually impaired by 2050: study

IMRF- VISION & AWARENESS: ‪#‎aarp‬ ‪#‎seniors‬ ‪#‎seniorhealth‬ It is for this very reason that our mission to inform all adults 50 and over about being proactive regarding their vision health by using our innovative grid and monitoring their vision regularly, plus our booklet that explains how to, what to look for, what to do, and how to take…

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