[USPRwire, Sun May 17 2015] Age-related Macular Degeneration
Partnering 2010-2015 report provides understanding and access to the age-related macular degeneration
partnering deals and agreements entered into by the worlds leading healthcare companies.
Now, University of Iowa researchers have created the most detailed map to date of a region of the human eye long associated with blinding diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration
. The high-resolution molecular map catalogs thousands of proteins in the choroid, which supplies blood and oxygen to the outer retina, itself critical in vision.
Eirksdottir et al., "Prevalence of age-related macular degeneration
in old persons: age, gene/environment susceptibility Reykjavik study," Ophthalmology, vol.
Age-related macular degeneration
(AMD) represents the primary cause of visual deterioration and legal blindness in patients over 60 years old  and the third leading cause worldwide .
Therefore in the future instead of age-related macular degeneration
, the three letters A, M, and D may stand for autoimmune macular disease.
(4.) The Eye Disease Case-Control Study Group: Risk factors for neovascular age-related macular degeneration
. Arch Ophthalmol 110:1701-1706, 1992.
“There have been great advances when it comes to Age-Related Macular Degeneration
. I feel it is important to advocate the use of technological developments such as the Macula Risk Test.
But based on the current results, Christen's team writes, vitamins E and C are "unlikely to have an important effect on the incidence of early age-related macular degeneration
Gregory Hageman recently received the Pisart Vision Award from Lighthouse International for his research in age-related macular degeneration
. The award is given annually by Lighthouse International to an individual who has made a noteworthy contribution to preventing and treating vision impairment.
"For people who have age-related macular degeneration
, it probably isn't wise to recommend taking aspirin," said William Christen of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, who was not involved in the study.
Regular consumption of fish could protect women from developing age-related macular degeneration
, a condition that can lead to blindness.
Regular egg-yolk consumption may reduce the risk of dry, age-related macular degeneration
by raising macular pigment concentrations, according to a report in the November issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.