Blue Light Filtering IOLs May Slow AMD

by Dan Roberts November 2009 A 2009 study* has shown that implantation of a blue light-filtering intraocular lens (IOL) at the time of cataract surgery increases macular pigment in the retina. This increase may provide protection against the development and/or progression of AMD. The study was reported by the Macular Pigment Research Group at the [Read More]

Summary of Research and Developments in Macular Degeneration: 2007-2008

Compiled and edited by Dan Roberts JUNE 2007 Omega-3 Proving to be Beneficial on Several Fronts Recent studies have shown that Omega-3 fatty acids and fish consumption may reduce the risks of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Alzheimer’s disease, inflammation and depression. The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) Research Group showed that dietary total Omega-3 and [Read More]

Cataracts as a Complication of Retinal Surgery

by Wendy Strouse Watt, O.D. October 2006 Cataracts are a complication commonly associated with any retinal or vitreal surgery. When cells are released during surgery, they can attach to the back of the lens and grow, or proliferate, accelerating cataract changes. Many surgeons do double or triple procedures when doing retinal or vitreous surgery. An [Read More]