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- Which is it? Calcium does or doesn’t increase macular degeneration risk?A previous study pointed to high daily calcium dosage being linked to increased risk of macular degeneration, a potentially blinding condition of the eye. But a new National Institutes of Health study states that calcium supplementation is not a risk. So who are we to believe? It’s an important issue, because more than 40% of […]
- Colorful veggies reduce cataract riskA new study notes a link between a diet rich in colorful vegetables and fruits to a reduced risk in developing age-related cataracts (ARC). Colorful fruits and vegetables including those with red, orange and yellow pigments can play a role in lowering the risk of ARC. Cataracts are the leading cause of visual impairment in […]
- Breakthrough Macular Degeneration research announcedResearchers at the University of California – Berkeley have found a way to treat eye diseases such as macular degeneration by turning ganglion cells into cells that can sense light. Many degenerative eye diseases are caused by photoreceptors that no longer work correctly. This new technique eliminates the need for photoreceptor cells. Using an inactivated […]