How Did Woman Show Reversal of Macular Drusen?

One of the benefits of formulating macular degeneration supplements and being an eye physician who examines patients is that you can experience the fruits of your sleepless nights fretting about choosing the best natural ingredients that are based upon the latest scientific research. And so it was on Wednesday afternoon when my patient with extensive […]

2 Steps to Protect Yourself against Blue Light

The blue light in computer, tablet, and cell phone displays as well as LED and Compact Fluorescent lights can not only strain your vision, it can be harmful to your retina. Between the invisible wavelengths of ultraviolet and infrared light, there is the rainbow of visible light. Most light is safe for the eyes, but […]


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Inflammation receptor linked to diabetic retinopathy

Researchers are looking at the role that a receptor known as Gpr109a plays in reducing eye inflammation, which could help in treating diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults in the United States. A team of scientists discovered that removing the receptor from the retina of non-diabetic mice […]

The Truth Behind Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD)

In high doses, the Vitamin A precursor, beta-carotene, causes patients’ skin and maculas to turn orange, while AREDS2 found this molecule lessened the effect of macular degeneration supplementation by competing with lutein and zeaxanthin effects. Therefore, increases in macular pigment optical density are not equal to macular degeneration protection, nor does it indicate that various […]

It’s True – Marigold Flowers May Prevent Senility

The Ocular Nutrition Society held its Annual Educational Symposium in Boston. And for any disbelievers in the health value of the carotenoids, Lutein and Zeaxanthin, there was enough scientific evidence that added immensely to our understanding of these important molecules.

New hope for AMD – Scientists successfully create new retinal cells!

New hope is offered in the search for new treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Researchers from the Georgetown University Medical Center were able to create retinal cells from adult stem cells in a laboratory.