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    Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Since age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of age and older, it’s important to take steps that may prevent this eye disease. Certain measures have been shown in large clinical trials to clearly decrease the risk of AMD, and other actions, based on smaller trials or theoretical considerations, may also decrease risk.

    Monday, July 27, 2015
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

  • An illustration showing how much of the retina is visible during a dilated vs. an undilated eye exam. Courtesy of the National Eye Institute, NIH
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    The Dilated Eye Exam: Why It's So Important

    Pupil dilation during an eye exam is very important at revealing the status of your optic nerve and retina, and it critical to preventing and treating eye conditions that could potentially lead to vision loss.

    Thursday, October 15, 2015
  • More than 7 Million

    people will have Alzheimer's disease in the United States by 2030.
  • Doctor reviewig medical records with a patient.
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    Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease: What’s New?

    Not since 2003 has a new medication been approved by the FDA for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Fortunately, this long dry spell may be nearing an end. This article explores a variety of clinical trials that may one day provide new treatments and methods to more effectively manage Alzheimer’s disease.

    Friday, May 13, 2016
  • Created by Seonmee Kong and Youngju Cha under the supervision of Prof. Wilfried Korfmacher in Fachbereich Design of  Fachhochschule Düsseldorf. Sponsored by SAPPI “Ideas that matter,” and provided courtesy of Alzheimer Forschung Initiative.
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    Is It Alzheimer’s?

    This article explores the normal symptoms associated with cognitive aging, and symptoms that are more severe and could be indicative of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

    Friday, January 29, 2016
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

  • What happens to your brain duringAlzheimer's Disease?

    Track how nerve cells and the brain change from healthy to affected by mild and then severe Alzheimer's disease.
  • Patient writing questions for the doctor
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    Age-Related Macular Degeneration: The Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor

    Preparing ahead of time for your visit to the eye doctor can help you manage your vision health. In honor of Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month, we have provided a list of the top 10 questions that you should ask your eye doctor if you have a diagnosis of macular degeneration.

    Thursday, February 4, 2016
  • A woman gives another woman an eye exam.
    Expert

    Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Since age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of age and older, it’s important to take steps that may prevent this eye disease. Certain measures have been shown in large clinical trials to clearly decrease the risk of AMD, and other actions, based on smaller trials or theoretical considerations, may also decrease risk.

    Monday, July 27, 2015
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

  • Patient talking to her doctor
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    Injections for Wet Macular Degeneration: What to Expect

    Thanks to medical research, injections for wet macular degeneration can help to stabilize or even improve vision in some cases. However, the thought of having an injection into the eye can be scary, so our latest expert article helps you understand what to expect when the medication is administered and what you may experience afterwards.

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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    Glaucoma: What is Your Genetic Risk?

    Our understanding of the genetic risk factors underlying glaucoma has greatly increased in the past decade due to national and international research efforts. Learn about the genetic factors that can influence the early- and late-onset forms of glaucoma.

    Saturday, January 30, 2016
  • An illustration showing how much of the retina is visible during a dilated vs. an undilated eye exam. Courtesy of the National Eye Institute, NIH
    Expert

    The Dilated Eye Exam: Why It's So Important

    Pupil dilation during an eye exam is very important at revealing the status of your optic nerve and retina, and it critical to preventing and treating eye conditions that could potentially lead to vision loss.

    Thursday, October 15, 2015
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

  • A physician reading a label on a medication bottle.
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    Medications that May Adversely Affect Glaucoma

    Many different drugs have the potential to elevate eye pressure and increase the risk of developing glaucoma. This article explores the classes of medications that may affect the open-angle and angle-closure forms of glaucoma.

    Thursday, January 7, 2016
  • More than3 million

    Americans aged 40 and older have glaucoma. It is estimated that the number will double to 6 million people by 2050.

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