• Fact Sheet

    Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease

    Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are medications that can help control or delay its symptoms for some time, particularly in the early stages of the disease.

    May 18, 2019
  • Fact Sheet

    Clinical Trial Information for Macular Degeneration

    It can take many years for a potential treatment for macular degeneration to work its way from the laboratory, through rigorous testing and, finally, to become approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Learn more about the process and how clinical trials work.

    April 23, 2019
  • Fact Sheet

    Healthy Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

    A combination of social, mental, and physical stimulation is the best medicine for a healthy life. Even after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, stimulating activities should be continued and modified as needed. Regular exercise and a nutritious diet are also important for Alzheimer’s patients. Here are a few ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle, which can help patients cope better with the impact of this disorder.

    April 5, 2019
  • Fact Sheet

    Clinical Trial Information for Glaucoma

    It can take many years for a potential treatment for glaucoma to work its way from the laboratory, through rigorous testing and, finally, to become approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Learn more about the process and how clinical trials work.

    March 14, 2019
  • Fact Sheet

    Alzheimer’s Disease: Facts & Figures

    It is estimated that nearly 500,000 new cases of Alzheimer's disease will be diagnosed this year in the United States. Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. Get the facts about Alzheimer's disease—the most common form of dementia.

    March 5, 2019
  • Fact Sheet

    Macular Degeneration: Frequently Asked Questions

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye disease that causes deterioration of the macula, the central area of the retina. Read the answers to the most frequently asked questions about this eye disease.

    March 1, 2019
  • Fact Sheet

    Best Practices for Healthy Vision

    Many factors impact the health of the human eye. Even if disease is already present, following these recommendations can help your body be its healthiest and, in some cases, slow the progression of the disease.

    February 16, 2019
  • Fact Sheet

    Glaucoma: Frequently Asked Questions

    Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye diseases that lead to damage of the optic nerve (the bundle of nerve fibers that carries information from the eye to the brain), which can then lead to vision loss and possibly blindness. Optic nerve damage usually occurs in the presence of high eye pressure; however, it can occur with normal or even less than normal eye pressure. Read the answers to the most frequently asked question about this eye disease.

    February 12, 2019
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