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Saturday, January 30, 2016

IMRF- VISION & AWARENESS: Roche investigating off-label Avastin use after 15 Indian patients hospitalized

IMRF- VISION & AWARENESS: Roche investigating off-label Avastin use after 15 Indian patients hospitalized …’Roche has emphatically reiterated Avastin is not approved for intraocular use by the FDA or the Indian government, even though it has long been used by physicians in different countries for treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). ‘….. ‪#‎AMD‬ ‪#‎blindness‬    …

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

IMRF- VISION & RESEARCH: Earlier AMD Onset With Rare Genetic Variants

IMRF- VISION & RESEARCH: Earlier AMD Onset With Rare Genetic Variants ‪#‎maculardegeneration‬ ‪#‎blindness‬ ‘Patients with age-related macular degeneration carrying rare variants have earlier age at symptom onset and a higher prevalence of positive family history than noncarriers, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in JAMA Ophthalmology. MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Patients with…

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

IMRF- VISION & AWARENESS: Diabetic Retinopathy: Boston Eye Doctor Discusses Causes, Treatment, and Prevention of a Vision-Threatening Condition

IMRF- VISION & AWARENESS: #blindness #diabetes Diabetic Retinopathy: Boston Eye Doctor Discusses Causes, Treatment, and Prevention of a Vision-Threatening Condition During National Diabetes Month, Dr. Steven Nielsen of The Nielsen Eye Center Spread Awareness About Diabetic Retinopathy — a Leading Cause of Blindness Among Adults in America Press Release: Nielsen Eye Center – 9 hours ago BOSTON, MA–(Marketwired…

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Monday, January 11, 2016

IMRF- VISION & RESEARCH: Researchers discover three glaucoma-related genes

IMRF- VISION & RESEARCH: Researchers discover three glaucoma-related genes NIH-funded genetics analysis of glaucoma is largest to date. An analysis funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has identified three genes that contribute to the most common type of glaucoma. The study increases the total number of such…

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

IMRF- VISION & DIABETIC RETINOPATHY (PDR and DME): Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: Should New Data Change Management?

IMRF- VISION & DIABETIC RETINOPATHY (PDR and DME): Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: Should New Data Change Management? Beyond Standard of Care   ‪#‎blindness‬ ‪#‎Diabetes American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2015 Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD Disclosures | January 07, 2016 Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a leading cause of vision loss around the world, and remains the most common cause of blindness among…

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Monday, January 4, 2016

IMRF- VISION & EYE EXAMS: Glaucoma the silent thief

IMRF- VISION & EYE EXAMS: Glaucoma: the silent thief #vision #blindness By Bingham Memorial Hospital -Jan 2, 2016 Glaucoma is often called the “silent thief” of sight because half of the people affected by this eye disease do not know they have it. Undetected, glaucoma can lead to vision loss and, eventually, blindness. But vision…

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

IMRF- VISION & RESEARCH: International study reveals new genetic clues to age-related macular degeneration

IMRF- VISION & RESEARCH: International study reveals new genetic clues to age-related macular degeneration #maculardegeneration #blindnesss An international study of about 43,000 people has significantly expanded the number of genetic factors known to play a role in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. Supported by…

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Friday, December 18, 2015

IMRF- VISION & TECHNOLOGY: Noctura 400 Sleep Mask Helps Diabetic Patients Keep Their Eyesight

IMRF- VISION & TECHNOLOGY:  Noctura 400 Sleep Mask Helps Diabetic Patients Keep Their Eyesight… #macalaredema #diabetes #vision Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness for adults between the ages of 20 and 64 in the United States.  As a patient’s diabetes progresses, the blood circulation worsens and the supply of oxygen to the retina is…

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

IMRF- VISION & EDUCATION: What are you waiting for?

IMRF- VISION & EDUCATION:     ‪#‎AMD‬ ‪#‎vision‬ ‪#‎maculardegeneration‬ With all the available treatments for macular degeneration some people are still losing their sight, Why? The reason is ‘the window of opportunity’. Our macular degeneration/diabetic retinopathy education and vision testing tools act as an extension of your eye doctor’s office. Having a comprehensive reference and vision monitoring tool is…

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Mini-telescope implant helps macular degeneration patients

IMRF- VISION & TECHNOLOGY:  Mini-telescope implant helps macular degeneration patients A new tool could help patients with macular degeneration recover their eyesight. Fifteen million Americans suffer from macular degeneration, making it the leading cause of blindness in this country. It usually strikes those over 50 years old. There’s no cure, but a major medical breakthrough could…

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