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March 4, 2000

Submacular Surgery

Posted in: Therapies, Treatments, and Procedures

by Judy Prevost March 4, 2000 (Updated November 2004) Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 65. This can be caused by the growth of abnormal blood vessels and neovascularization under the macula, or in the center of the macula, leading to loss
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September 27, 1999

New Drug May Halt Vision Loss

Posted in: Latest News, Research and Developments

by Dan Roberts September 27, 1999 A new anti-angiogenesis agent called PKC 412 has halted abnormal growth of retinal blood vessels which cause vision loss in macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. It is made by Novartis Ltd. Pharmaceuticals, and much of the lab work is being done by Dr. Peter Campochiaro, professor of ophthalmology and
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May 30, 1999

Doctors Don’t Like Talking to Patients

Posted in: Daily Living

An editorial by Frank J. Weinstock, M.D., F.A.C.S. Reprinted with permission from Opthalmology Management (May 1999) If you’re frustrated by your doctor’s lack of social skills, you’re not alone. It’s a problem common enough that doctors themselves sometimes have to remind one another of the importance of good communication with their patients. Here is an
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December 9, 1998

Phi-Motion Angiography and Micro-Laser Treatment

Posted in: Latest News, Therapies, Treatments, and Procedures

by Dan Roberts December 1998 The Glaser Murphy Retina Treatment Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland, announced on December 9, 1998, the development of a new treatment called Phi-Motion Angiography that can improve the vision of people who have the wet form of Macular Degeneration. According to Drs. Bert Glaser, Robert Murphy and Robert Flower, the
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October 20, 1998

Alternative Medicine: The Risks of Untested and Unregulated Remedies

Posted in: Health and Nutrition

Contained in this document is an article followed by two opposing viewpoints on alternative medicine. by Marcia Angell, M.D. and Jerome P. Kassirer, M.D. ©1998, Massacusetts Medical Society Published in 9/17/98 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. Summarized here by Dan Roberts What most sets alternative medicine apart [from conventional medicine] is that
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January 30, 1998

Finding A Good Low-Vision Specialist

Posted in: Low Vision Rehabilitation

by Steven Goldberg, O.D. January 30, 1998 There’s nothing to prevent anyone from simply calling themselves a “low vision specialist”, but there are a few things you can do to point yourself in the right direction. There is a Low Vision Section of the American Optometric Association – you can contact them at 1-800-365-2219. I’m
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