age-related macular degeneration

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Related to age-related macular degeneration: glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy
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Noun1.age-related macular degeneration - macular degeneration that is age-related
macular degeneration - eye disease caused by degeneration of the cells of the macula lutea and results in blurred vision; can cause blindness
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Methods: This case-control study was conducted at the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, from May to October 2013, and comprised patients with age-related macular degeneration and matching controls.
As that threat has grown, however, so has the importance of knowing how best to protect our eyes against retinal damage, and particularly age-related macular degeneration.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an acquired retinal disorder indicated by fundus changes.
Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in people overthe age of 50.
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This is the first study to show preservation of vision after a single injection of adult-derived human cells into a rat model with age-related macular degeneration," said Shaomei Wang, lead author of the study.
StemCells, a company that researches, develops, and markets cell-based therapies, has completed patient enrolment in its Phase I/II clinical trial for dry age-related macular degeneration, it was reported yesterday.
The study of female health professionals found a 35 percent to 45 percent lower risk of visually significant age-related macular degeneration during 10 years of follow-up among those who regularly consumed fish.
The pair of studies that tracked approximately 41,000 runners for more than seven years found that running reduced the risk of both cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
Early age-related macular degeneration, cognitive function, and dementia: the cardiovascular health study.
Recent studies suggest that eating a diverse mix of colorful fruits and vegetables, which are good sources of antioxidants, may help protect against a vision-robbing retinal condition called age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
In fact, nearly all eye-related diseases and conditions, including dry eye syndrome, (2) age-related macular degeneration (AMD), (3) glaucoma and cataracts, (4) are slightly or considerably more prevalent in women.