Age Related Macular Degeneration

AMD has two forms - wet and dry. Below is an overview of wet and dry AMD

What is the Macula?

The macula is the center part of the retina that we look straight ahead with. The eye works like a camera. The retina is like the film in the back of a camera. The center of the retina is called the macula. When you look at someone's face or read a book, you are using your macula. That is where your fine vision is. The rest of the retina is for the side or peripheral vision. You cannot see well with your peripheral vision, but you can get around and function with your peripheral vision. Macular degeneration can cause central vision loss, but never causes loss of peripheral vision (side vision).

What is Dry Macular Degeneration?

Dry AMD occurs when drusen develop in the macula (see photo). Most people with dry AMD have normal or near normal vision. Only about 10 percent develop advanced dry AMD. Advanced dry AMD occurs when the retina thins out so much that the vision declines. We call the thin spots geographic atrophy. We recommend vitamins for patients with dry AMD and fish oil. Patient with dry AMD should follow their vision and amsler grid every day and report to their physician if their is a change in vision in either eye or a change on the amsler grid. It is very important to check each eye separately.

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What is Wet Macular Degeneration?

Wet AMD occurs when blood vessels start to grow in the macula. These blood vessels can also grow with scar tissue and blood (see photo). Untreated, most people with wet AMD lose their central vision. With treatment, the disease progression can usually be stopped and often reversed. Promt treatment leads to the best results, so if you have a sudden change in vision that could be a sign of wet AMD, you should see your physician urgently.

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Macular Degeneration NEWS

Below are current articles from a Google News Feed on Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration Patient Visual Hallucinations Associated with Retina  MD Magazine

The effects of Charles Bonnet Syndrome have been fairly documented, yet its pathology has been minimally assessed.

Losick lands grant to study macular degeneration  Mount Desert Islander

BAR HARBOR — MDI Biological Laboratory researcher Vicki Losick has been named the inaugural recipient of an award from the William Procter Scientific.

Change Within Eye A Hint of Macular Degeneration?  WebMD

The investigators discovered that calcifications in the retina -- the thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye -- raise the risk of advanced age-related ...

The burden of neovascular age-related macular degeneration: a patient' | OPTH  Dove Medical Press

The burden of neovascular age-related macular degeneration: a patient's perspective Kimberly L Spooner,1,2 Cleopatra T Mhlanga,1 Thomas H Hong,1 ...

MDI researcher will use fruit flies to study macular degeneration  Bangor Daily News

An MDI Biological Laboratory researcher has won a grant of up to $50000 to use fruit flies to help study leading causes of blindness.. Maine news, sports, politics ...

Today's Tip: Macular Degeneration  WPVI-TV

As we age, our risk for macular degeneration goes up. It's an eye condition that can rob you of your vision.

Stealth BioTherapeutics Granted Fast Track Designation for Elamipretide for the Treatment of Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration with Geographic Atrophy  PRNewswire

BOSTON, Dec. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Stealth BioTherapeutics (Stealth), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics to treat ...

Calcifications tied to age-related macular degeneration  McKnight's Senior Living

Calcified nodules in the retina increase the risk for age-related macular degeneration, according to researchers at the University of Alabama.

Unafraid to Ask More: Macular Degeneration  University of Virginia

A team of UVA researchers set out to cure macular degeneration. What they discovered may protect people from this disease – as well as many other ...

EyeMax Mono IOL shows promise in patients with macular disease  Healio

Visual acuity improved in patients with geographic atrophy who underwent cataract surgery and implantation of a novel monofocal IOL in the capsular bag, ...

Ask a Doctor: What to do about dry macular degeneration  Chattanooga Times Free Press

I have been diagnosed with dry macular degeneration. What can I do now?

Outer Retinal Tubulation and Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Review of the Pathogenesis and Clinical Implications  Healio

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina | Outer retinal tubulation (ORT) is a retinal finding that can mimic intraretinal fluid and has been identified with ...

Link discovered between eye calcifications and risk of age-related macular degeneration  Newswise

Newswise — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Calcified nodules in the retina are associated with progression to late stages of age-related macular degeneration.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: The European Market and Competitive Landscape, 2018 - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Europe Age-Related Macular Degeneration Market and Competitive Landscape - 2018" report has been added to ...

Mediterranean diet, lifestyle and age-related macular degeneration | Acta Ophthalmologica  MD Linx

Researchers sought to characterize the lifestyle and nutritional risk profile related to the Mediterranean diet in a Portuguese population with and without ...

Breakthrough technology offers new hope to people with glaucoma, retinitis and macular degeneration  News-Medical.net

In January 2009, the life of engineer Michel Meunier, a professor at Polytechnique Montréal, changed dramatically. Like others, he had observed that the ...

Eating leafy greens could help prevent age-related macular degeneration  Medical News Bulletin

Researchers examined if dietary nitrate intake through leafy greens, beetroot, and other vegetables and foods are associated with the incidence of age-related ...

Is blue light damaging our eyes? All your questions, answered  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Blue light, which comes from our devices, among other things, has been linked to dry eyes, eye strain, cellular damage and disrupted sleep cycles; not to ...

Science advocates weigh in as HHS conducts review of fetal tissue research  Inside Higher Ed

Science advocacy groups seek to make facts on research clear as Department of Health and Human Services conducts comprehensive review of research ...

Juvenile Macular Degeneration (Stargardt Disease) - Pipeline Insight, 2018 - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Juvenile Macular Degeneration (Stargardt Disease) - Pipeline Insight, 2018" drug pipelines has been added to ...

Global Age Related Macular Degeneration Market Based on Various Factors- Price Analysis, Supply Chain Analysis, Porters Five Force Analysis Till 2023 - Press Release  Digital Journal

Market Research Future adds the “Age Related Macular Degeneration Market Research Report – Forecast to 2023” report to their unique collection. This press ...

Wet Macular Degeneration Drugs Under Development 2018  The Iowa DeltaChi

Wet Macular Degeneration Pipeline insight report provides comprehensive insights of the ongoing therapeutic research and development. This Pipeline insight ...

An orange a day keeps macular degeneration at bay  The Australian

Share this article. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print. ○ Men, ease back on the vigorous workouts. With many eye diseases linked to health problems, including ...

Monday Medical: Tips for clear vision and healthy eyes  Steamboat Pilot & Today

It may be easy to take good vision for granted, but that quickly changes when an issue strikes. Dr. Nathan Hamburger, an ophthalmologist in Steamboat Springs ...

Early Changes in Retina Can Be an Indicator of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)  Bel Marra Health

Calcifications in the retina may be an early indicator of age-related macular degeneration and could lead to new treatment options.

Loma Linda Patient First in California to Receive a Telescope Implant for Macular Degeneration after Having Cataract Surgery  GlobeNewswire

LOMA LINDA, Calif., Nov. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A patient at Loma Linda University Eye Institute became the first in California to receive the Miniature ...

Visual outcome predictors of anti-VEGF therapy in neovascular AMD | Acta Ophthalmologica  MD Linx

Internal Medicine Article: Predictors of visual outcomes in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration treated with anti-vascular endothelial ...

12 Hours of Giving in Oakdale; Therapy dog volunteers needed...  Hastings Star Gazette

The American Red Cross will hold the sixth-annual 12 Hours of Giving Blood Drive 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 at Inwood Oaks, 484 Inwood Ave.

Modulight teams up with eye health giant on new laser  Optics.org

Collaboration with Bausch + Lomb focused on new source for photodynamic therapy application.

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Market Clinical Analysis Along With Research Reports 2027  Touchstone

“Global Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Market Research Report 2016-2027”; The Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) market report presents ...

IBD 50 Stocks To Watch: A Base Among Biotech Stocks  Investor's Business Daily

Biotech stocks aren't exactly setting the world on fire as the stock market wades through a tough stretch. But a few, like Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN), ...

Adverum Announces First Patient Dosed in OPTIC Phase 1 Trial of ADVM-022 Gene Therapy in Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration  GlobeNewswire

ADVM-022 is the first intravitreally delivered gene therapy utilizing directed evolution AAV.7m8 vector for wet AMD; OPTIC trial to evaluate single administration ...

Adverum Biotechnologies Announces Publication of Preclinical Long-Term Expression and Efficacy Data in Molecular Therapy  Associated Press

MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADVM), a clinical-stage gene therapy company targeting ...

Age-related Macular Degeneration Sales Market 2018 Trends, Applications, Types and Future Outlook Report 2025  Blue Bird Magazine

The newly made known Age-related Macular Degeneration Sales Market report provides production process is analysed with respect to various aspects like, ...

Opthea Confirms Final Patient Enrolment in Phase 2b Wet AMD Clinical Trial  Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia, Nov. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Opthea Limited (ASX:OPT), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel ...

Age–Related Macular Degeneration Market 2018 Global Industry Growth, Outlook, Analysis and Forecasts to 2026  Coherent News

Age–Related Macular Degeneration Market report is a research database spread across various pages with multiple tables and figures in it. The research ...

Age–Related Macular Degeneration Market Growth and Price with Future projections till 2026  Coherent News

Age–Related Macular Degeneration Market is expected to have a highly positive outlook for the next five years 2018–2026 according to a recently released ...

View of the retina in unprecedented detail: Technique enables direct imaging of neural tissue; could lead to earlier detection of diseases affecting eye tissue  Science Daily

By combining two imaging modalities -- adaptive optics and angiography -- investigators can see live neurons, epithelial cells, and blood vessels deep in the ...

Annual eye exams recommended for seniors age 65 and older  Kokomo Perspective

By the time people have reached age 65, the vast majority already have experienced presbyopia, or the loss of ability to focus up close; however, that's not the ...

Computers Found to Equal Humans in Diagnosing Age-Related Macular Degeneration  MD Magazine

Computers can do as well as clinicians in diagnosing age-related macular degeneration, say investigators who have developed tools based on artificial ...

This Air Force Vet Says He Reached 101 by Drinking Coors Light Every Day  Travel+Leisure

World War II Air Force veteran Andrew E. Slavonic, who just celebrated his 101st birthday, has been drinking a Coors Light every day at 4 p.m. for 15.

Age–Related Macular Degeneration Market 2017-2026 | Growing Demand and Upcoming Trends In the Industry  Coherent Chronicle

Age–Related Macular Degeneration Market report covers detailed competitive outlook including the market share and company profiles of the key participants ...

Opthea Completes Patient Recruitment Ahead of Schedule in Phase 2b Wet AMD Clinical Trial  Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia, Nov. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Opthea Limited (ASX:OPT), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel ...

Modeling the most common form of vision loss in older adults  Penn: Office of University Communications

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in people older than 50. Kathleen Boesze-Battaglia and colleagues have developed a ...

Light scalpel: A major step toward non-viral ocular gene therapy using laser and nanotechnology: Hope for people with glaucoma, retinitis and macular degeneration  Science Daily

Gold nanoparticles, which act like 'nanolenses,' concentrate the energy produced by the extremely short pulse of a femtosecond laser to create a nanoscale ...

Hope for new treatments buoys macular degeneration patients  The Boston Globe

Scientists are experimenting with dozens of new treatments, including about 20 in clinical trials, to combat an eye disease that afflicts more than 9 million ...

Dietary Supplements Don't Prevent Chronic Disease  Medscape

As the US nutritional and dietary supplements market remains robust — an estimated $41.1 billion in sales in 2016 — the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is ...

ASH 2018: Three Up, Two Down as Big Blood Disease Meeting Rolls On  Xconomy

Last week, Xconomy previewed the American Society of Hematology's big meeting in San Diego, the largest medical gathering in the country on blood.

Wet Macular Degeneration Market Survey Reviews, Analysis 2018 to 2027  Touchstone

“Global Wet Macular Degeneration Market Research Report 2016-2027”; The Wet Macular Degeneration market report presents market size in terms of value or ...

Eating leafy greens could help prevent macular degeneration  Science Daily

A new study has shown that eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could help reduce your risk of developing ...

Drug Pipeline for Macular Degeneration in Focus at AAO  Medscape

CHICAGO — New treatments for neovascular age-related macular degeneration and innovations in refractive surgery techniques will figure prominently at the ...

Global Juvenile Macular Degeneration Treatment Market 2019 Healthcare Analysis: Acucela Inc., Alkeus Pharmaceuticals Inc  Industry Strategy

The global Juvenile Macular Degeneration Treatment market presents a profound evaluation of basic elements of Juvenile Macular Degeneration Treatment ...

Eyepatch with dissolvable needles used to treat eye disease  Medical Xpress

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Singapore has developed an eyepatch with dissolvable needles for use in treating eye diseases.

Fewer Injections With New Wet Macular Degeneration Therapies  Medscape

New treatments in development — including gene therapy — will likely mean fewer injections for patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration, ...

How to spot age-related macular degeneration  The Guardian

Every day in the UK, nearly 200 people develop a condition that can lead to visual impairment or even blindness. How do you identify the symptoms and what's ...

Age–Related Macular Degeneration Market – Industry Analysis, Size, Growth and Price with Future projections till 2026  Coherent News

Age–Related Macular Degeneration Market report to show positive growth owing to rising demand from various sectors. Research Expert in Age–Related ...

Researchers are one step closer to developing eye drops to treat age-related macular degeneration  Medical Xpress

Scientists at the University of Birmingham are one step closer to developing an eye drop that could revolutionise treatment for age-related macular degeneration ...

7 Stress-Busting Plant-Based Nutrients To Add To Your Diet This Winter  One Green Planet

Here are 7 stress-busting nutrients that are crucial to incorporate into your diet, as well as information on the foods containing them, and some delicious recipes ...

Revolutionary eye drops to treat age-related macular degeneration  Drug Target Review

Revolutionary eye drops to treat age-related macular degeneration - developing an eye drop that could revolutionise treatment for AMD.

An orange a day keeps macular degeneration away: 15-year study  Medical Xpress

A new study has shown that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration than people who do not eat oranges.

Macular Atrophy Occurs Late in AMD Progression, Study Suggests  MD Magazine

The findings lend to investigators believe that earlier endpoints for AMD diagnosis are needed.

Potential New Drug Target for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Identified  MD Magazine

Those with the AMD showed greater expression of miRNA-150 than those without, offering evidence that miRNA-150 could be used as a potential ...

Blindness: Macular Degeneration Implant Treatment  Healthline

Researchers say the implant process could eventually be a treatment for the loss of eyesight experienced by millions as they grow older.

Type-2 diabetes symptoms: Blurred vision and more warning signs to look out for | Mens and Womens symptoms, causes and cures  Daily Star

TYPE-2 diabetes symptoms include blurred vision and headaches. Here are the warning signs to look out for and information on when to contact your GP.

Better assessments for early age-related macular degeneration  Medical Xpress

The European MACUSTAR consortium is conducting a multi-country clinical study on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) coordinated by the University of ...

Mediterranean Diet and Macular Degeneration  Healthline

A recent study published in the journal Ophthalmology found that following a Mediterranean diet might help reduce the risk of developing macular degeneration.

Ask the Expert: Macular degeneration can lead to difficulty reading, recognizing faces and performing other fine tasks  Baltimore Sun

Macular degeneration is a disease of the eye that doesn't lead to total blindness, but in its advanced stages can cause blind areas. This can make it hard for ...

Early Promise for Eye Implant to Fight Macular Degeneration  HealthDay

A new stem cell transplant might help preserve or even restore vision being lost to the dry form of age-related macular degeneration, a new pilot clinical trial has ...

Don't let macular degeneration get in the way of your life  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

It's a dewy morning in the forest as you and your partner make your way through the weekend hike. You're enjoying the sounds of nature but having trouble ...

Metformin for Macular Degeneration  Healthline

The popular diabetes medication, metformin, may soon be used not just to regulate blood sugar but to protect against a common form of blindness, called ...

Has UVa Found a Cure for Macular Degeneration?  WMRA Public Radio

Macular degeneration may not get as much attention as Alzheimer's disease or breast cancer, but nearly one-third of people over 80 are affected by it. One.

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Change Within the Eye May Be Early Warning for Macular Degeneration  HealthDay

FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Age-related eye disease is a worldwide problem that costs people not only their vision, but also hundreds of billions ...

Macular Degeneration: Stem Cells Restore Sight in Small Study  Medscape

Doctors in the UK say they have taken an important step towards treating a common form of blindness – wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Link found between blue light and age-related macular degeneration  Electronics Weekly

"We are being exposed to blue light continuously, and it's no secret that blue light harms our vision by damaging the eye's retina," said University of Tol.

BioTime Inc. (BTX) Settles Into New 52-Week Low on December 10 Session  Equities.com

BioTime Inc. is a BioTime Inc is a clinical-stage biotechnology company. Its objective is the development and commercialization of novel therapies developed ...

Why Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:REGN) Could be Ready to Star in the Speculative Spotlight  FDA Headlines

Dec 7, 2018 | Business. Why Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:REGN) Could be Ready to Star in the. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc ...

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Implant Poised to Transform Macular Degeneration Treatment  Medscape

A system that delivers ranibizumab without injections could be a turning point for patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration, results from the ...

Easier treatment for age-related macular degeneration shows promise in clinical study  News-Medical.net

A new study shows that an implantable delivery system for a widely used medication to treat a blinding eye disease has enabled some patients to go 15 months ...

Acucela Initiates Phase 3 Study of Emixustat Addressing Patients with Stargardt Disease  Associated Press

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 11, 2018--Acucela Inc. (“Acucela”), a clinical-stage ophthalmology company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Kubota ...

Julia Florence Larson 1929 – 2018  Drgnews

PIERRE, SD – Julia Florence Larson, age 89, of Pierre, formerly of Ft. Pierre and Vivian, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at St. Mary's Hospital in ...

Neovascular age-related macular degeneration: intraocular inflammatory | OPTH  Dove Medical Press

Neovascular age-related macular degeneration: intraocular inflammatory cytokines in the poor responder to ranibizumab treatment Pear Pongsachareonnont,1 ...

FDA Approves Aflibercept sBLA for Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration  MD Magazine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental Biologics License Application for an aflibercept (Eylea) injection in patients with wet ...

Patient Voices: Macular Degeneration  New York Times

Five men and women speak about their lives with progressive vision loss.

Machine Learning Tool IDs Macular Degeneration as Well as Humans  Health IT Analytics

Researchers at Johns Hopkins developed a machine learning algorithm that can identify macular degeneration as accurately as human clinicians.

Age–Related Macular Degeneration Market Opportunities in Key Application Sectors by 2026  Coherent Wire

Global Age–Related Macular Degeneration Market Provide Forecast Report 2018 presents an market Industry analysis of the report which researched industry ...

Hallucinations associated with brain hyperactivity in people with macular degeneration  Medical Xpress

New research from the University of Queensland has shown for the first time that visual hallucinations in people with macular degeneration are associated with ...

Periodontal disease: Examining a potential link to age-related macular degeneration  RDH

Some very recent research studies have investigated the link between periodontal pathogens and the eyesight disorder of age-related macular degeneration ...

Age-related Macular Degeneration Market Growth Statistics till 2023 And Research Analysis Released In Latest Report 2018  Coherent Wire

Worldwide Market Reports has announced the addition of the “Global Age-related Macular Degeneration Market by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and ...

Stem Cells Treat Macular Degeneration  The UCSB Current

Researchers helped develop a specially engineered retinal patch to treat people with sudden, severe sight loss.

How does CU Boulder pay a new football coach, plus the one they fired?  9News.com KUSA

Once the University of Colorado's Board of Regents approves the contract for new football coach Mel Tucker, CU will officially have two people on the payroll for ...

OCT Angiography Predicts Exudation in Macular Degeneration  Medscape

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography can predict progression of age-related macular degeneration and identify which patients might benefit from ...

Macular degeneration tied to aging immune cells  Futurity: Research News

"...if we could make these older cells more like the younger ones, we might be able to prevent a great deal of vision loss."

15-year study backs higher flavonoid intake for macular degeneration  NutraIngredients.com

People who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration than people who do not eat oranges, according to a 15-year follow up study ...

Age Related Macular Degeneration Drug Market Emerging Trends, Strong Application Scope, Size, Status, Analysis and Forecast to 2023  News by Sharp Reports

This is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Age Related Macular Degeneration Drug Market. Report initially provides a basic overview of ...

UVA Doctor States Possible Solution to Stop Macular Degeneration  NBC 29 News

A University of Virginia doctor thinks he could have a cure for a common type of blindness. Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, who's the director of the Center for Advanced ...

February is Age-related Macular Degeneration Month  Healio

Age-related macular degeneration, characterized by the loss of central vision, affects 1.65 million individuals in the United States and is the leading cause of ...

When it comes to eyewear, the prescription isn’t the whole story  Red Deer Express

Eyewear Experts matches your lenses to your lifestyle.

Novel Hydrogel Could Be Used for Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration  MD Magazine

The researchers hope they will be able to use this template as a drug delivery solution for a variety of eye diseases.

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What about Resources?

Dr. Pautler's Blog
American Academy of Ophthalmology
MedlinePlus
National Institutes of Health
  • ARMD
    NIH's SeniorHealth website covers the topic of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
National Eye Institute
American Foundation for the Blind - Senior Site
  • Macular Degeneration
    Basic information about AMD and low vision; includes a self-test using an Amsler Grid
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
WebMD
LightHouse International
  • Macular Degeneration
    Provides a general overview of the basics of AMD, and a simulation showing a scene as it might be viewed by a person with AMD
Prevent Blindness America