Macular Degeneration

Popular eye vitamins have misleading claims, researchers say

Ophthalmologic researchers have said claims around popular eye vitamins, such as nutritional supplements for age-related macular degeneration, are not supported by scientific evidence.

Aspirin may be tied to age-related macular degeneration, researchers find

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Those who take aspirin regularly may be in danger of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), researchers in Australia have found.

FDA approves new macular degeneration treatment

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for the treatment of the wet form of age-related macular degeneration, called Eylea. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in the elderly.

Government should be able to lower Medicare prescription drug prices, panel says

Government should be able to lower Medicare prescription drug prices, panel says

Further legislation is needed to empower the federal government to negotiate lower prescription drug prices in Medicare, a bipartisan panel concluded Thursday.

Cheaper macular degeneration treatment may be as effective

The cancer drug Avastin could be as effective as the more expensive Lucentis at improving the vision of seniors with macular degeneration, according to a report from The New York Times.

Vitamin D can delay the onset of macular degeneration, study finds

Women might be able to prevent macular degeneration by consuming a diet with high levels of Vitamin D, new research says.

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