Eye Clinic of Austin Offering New, Innovative Test for Early Detection of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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.

Reduce Macular Degeneration Risk with Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet has already shown in many studies to reduce cancer risk and improve heart health. Now, a new study is connecting the diet to a reduced risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Eye Vision Benefits of Lutein and Zeaxanthin

Our eyes, just like the rest of our body, need proper nutrition to stay healthy and functioning at their best. Two very important eye nutrients are lutein (LOO-teen) and zeaxanthin (zee-ah-ZAN-thin), both types of carotenoids (kuh-RAH-teh-noids).

New Research: Carotenoids Reduce Risk of Macular Degeneration Progression

New research recently published online in JAMA Ophthalmology show that high intake of carotenoids, specifically lutein and zeaxanthin, reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) progression.

The Vitamin D Connection

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.

Diagnosing Macular Degeneration Early Makes a Difference

When it comes to macular degeneration, getting a diagnosis and beginning treatment even a few months sooner can make a big difference in the amount and quality of vision that can be maintained.