Developed in partnership with Aston University, the tool aims to be a one-stop-shop of information on the latest research and evidence concerning nutrition and macular
degeneration is diagnosed as either dry (non-neovascular) or wet (neovascular).
Study authors cautioned that the analysis of nine previously published studies is based on few clinical trials and is not strong enough to lead to a recommendation of routine consumption of omega-3 rich foods for macular
, which is about the size of a grain of barley, is situated on the retina at the back of the eyeball.
Last year, a team led by Columbia University researcher Rando Allikmets reported that certain forms of a gene for a protein called factor H can increase a person's risk of age-related macular
A transient macular
rash is often seen on day 1 to day 2 of illness.
degeneration often is called age-related macular
degeneration, or AMD, because the greatest risk factor for the disease is advanced age.
If you have advanced macular
degeneration, take a mixture of vitamin C (500 mg), vitamin E (400 IU), and beta-carotene (25,000 IU), as well as zinc (80 mg) and copper (2 mg), either as part of your daily multi or in a separate supplement.
Medical experts say they are not sure what causes macular
degeneration, although risk factors seem to include high alcohol consumption, a poor diet, sun damage, smoking and heart disease or high blood pressure.
Global Markets Direct's, 'Juvenile Macular
Degeneration (Stargardt Disease) - Pipeline Review, H2 2012', provides an overview of the indication's therapeutic pipeline.
As the UK's only specialist organisation for macular
disease, we represent the half a million people who are estimated to be affected by it.
The Association honors its commitment to prioritizing patient education by aligning itself with experts in the macular
field, investigating retina-related scientific breakthroughs, and disseminating new scientific advances to macular
patients across the world.