Eye Clinic of Austin is among the first in the nation to offer the AdaptDx® test to help detect age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in adults over age 50.
Recent research published online in JAMA Ophthalmology has shown that vitamin D may help prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in women who are more genetically prone to developing the disease.
With the recent passing of comedian and Academy Award winner Robin Williams, the conversation of combating depression and its effects is as relevant as ever. While the cause of his troubles may not have been because of age-related macular degeneration, the desire to identify and treat clinical depression remains.
Many scientific studies on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have shown that patients with high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin vitamins have a lower risk of developing the disease as they age.
Macular degeneration has a very strong genetic risk factor, accounting for about 70 percent of the lifetime risk for developing vision loss. Risk factors include older age, female, overweight, fair coloring, smoking, lifetime sun exposure and, most important, nutrition. Most people don’t need genetic testing; however, in some cases it may be desirable to know […]