Nicotinamide Mononucleotide Shows Possible Neuroprotection for Photoreceptors

Eye disorders, photoreceptors

Age related eye disorders, such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment (RD) are a major contributors to isolation and loss of quality of life. Though each disease is distinct, the separation of photoreceptors from the underlying retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) or a loss of functional RPE. Eventual photoreceptorRead …

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Case Study: Nutraceutical May Support Healthy Vision & Reduce Risk of Damaging Cholesterol Deposits

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Maintaining healthy vision is an important factor in retaining vitality and independence as one ages. In this case report, written by Stuart Richer, OD, Oxysterol-laden (cholesterol) drusen deposits were detected in a patient at an early age of 28 and progressively built up by age 44. This is when measuresRead …

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Recombinant Human Nerve Growth Factor Eye Drops for Dry Eye Disease

Eye disorders, photoreceptors

Dry eye disease (DED) affects more than 14% of the elderly population causing decrease of quality of life, high costs and vision impairment. Current treatments for DED aim at lubricating and controlling inflammation of the ocular surface. Development of novel therapies targeting different pathogenic mechanisms is sought-after. The aim ofRead …

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Iron Supplementation and the Increased Risk of Macular Degeneration

Eye disorders, photoreceptors

Research in past decade shows that iron, from food and supplementation, may increase the risk of premature age-related macular degeneration. A recent study, published in Retina, outlines the importance of discussing this risk for patients who may be taking iron unknowingly – in a multi-vitamin or by self-indication – andRead …

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Ophthalmologists See Artificial Intelligence as the Next Frontier in Diagnosing Eye Diseases

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Artificial intelligence (AI) could be an ophthalmologists next tool for diagnosing eye diseases. An AI system that can recommend the correct referral decision for more than 50 eye diseases, as accurately as world-leading experts, has been developed by researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Google’s DeepMind Health andRead …

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