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    Is Glaucoma Painful?

    Learn about a form of glaucoma that typically produces no pain and other forms that can cause significant discomfort. Regardless of whether pain is associated with glaucoma, the condition can lead to complete loss of vision if not treated properly.

    Friday, April 14, 2017
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    What is Geographic Atrophy?

    Learn about the advanced form of dry age-related macular degeneration, called geographic atrophy.

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017
  • New Diagnosis?

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

  • Daugher caring for her father
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    Developing a Dementia Care Plan

    Learn why a dementia care plan is so valuable for caregivers and understand how to create one.

    Monday, March 27, 2017
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    Possible Causes of Alzheimer's Disease

    Learn about the genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors that may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

    Monday, March 27, 2017
  • A woman reviewing financial information
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    Alzheimer’s Disease: Three Steps to Prepare Financially

    It is critical to develop a financial plan for those with Alzheimer’s disease. Learn three helpful tips for getting started, and how to best organize important income, investment and liability records.

    Monday, April 24, 2017
  • Daugher caring for her father
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    Developing a Dementia Care Plan

    Learn why a dementia care plan is so valuable for caregivers and understand how to create one.

    Monday, March 27, 2017
  • New Diagnosis?

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

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    Possible Causes of Alzheimer's Disease

    Learn about the genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors that may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

    Monday, March 27, 2017
  • 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.
  • An eye doctor examining a patient's eyes for geographic atrophy
    Expert

    What is Geographic Atrophy?

    Learn about the advanced form of dry age-related macular degeneration, called geographic atrophy.

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017
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    Prescription Medications That Can Affect Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Patients often ask if their medications affect the risk of vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). One class of medications can lead to more severe vision loss in people with the wet form of the disease, and another class of drugs may have a beneficial effect.

    Monday, March 27, 2017
  • New Diagnosis?

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

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    Alternative Medicine for Macular Degeneration: Does it Work?

    Some patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) look to alternative medicine for prevention options. While there is strong evidence that certain vitamins and diets can reduce your risk of vision disease, other approaches, such as rheophoresis, microcurrent stimulation, and acupuncture are unproven at present.

    Tuesday, January 3, 2017
  • By 202040 million

    People will have visual impairments from advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
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    Expert

    Is Glaucoma Painful?

    Learn about a form of glaucoma that typically produces no pain and other forms that can cause significant discomfort. Regardless of whether pain is associated with glaucoma, the condition can lead to complete loss of vision if not treated properly.

    Friday, April 14, 2017
  • Man taking his blood pressure and recording the results.
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    Blood Pressure and Glaucoma

    The relationship between blood pressure and glaucoma risk is complicated. Learn why both high and low blood pressure may increase the risk for this eye disease.

    Monday, March 27, 2017
  • New Diagnosis?

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

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    Driving and Glaucoma: What You Should Know

    Driving a car is for some synonymous with independence and is important to quality of life, from the time we are teenagers and first given the opportunity to pass the driver’s test, through adulthood. However, recent research suggests that people with even mild- to moderate-glaucoma have higher rates of errors when driving, which places themselves and others at risk. Learn why glaucoma can impair driving, how you can seek help, and options for transportation alternatives.

    Thursday, January 12, 2017
  • 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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