Blindness

Injectable drugs decrease risk of blindness-related nursing home admission by nearly 20%, researchers find

Injectable drugs decrease risk of blindness-related nursing home admission by nearly 20%, researchers find

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Injectable drugs introduced in the last decade have proven effective in preserving vision and preventing nursing home admissions among those with age-related wet macular degeneration, according to recently published research.

Study: Daily aspirin increases the risk for macular degeneration in seniors

Daily doses of aspirin in elderly adults can double the risk for developing the "wet" version of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study.

Macular degeneration treatment linked to blindness, FDA advisory says

Injections of the cancer drug Avastin, which is also a treatment for the wet form of age-related macular degeneration, has been linked to reports of blindness.