Latest Articles by Colin A. McCannel, M.D.
A Bionic Eye Implant for AMD?
Research on a bionic eye is underway, which could conceivably offer hope for improved vision in people with dry AMD.
Why AMD Can Lead to Depression
Depression is common in people with age-related macular degeneration—the leading cause of vision loss in older adults. Here’s what to know.
New Ways to Treat Glaucoma
Because untreated glaucoma can cause permanent blindness, research is a major priority. Here’s what’s on the horizon.
Can Cataract Surgery Improve Mental Function?
As people age, problems with vision, such as cataracts, and mental functioning often occur together. Might correcting one improve the other?
Wet AMD Drugs: Positive Results After 5 Years
After five years of drug treatment, about half of people with wet age-related macular degeneration had vision good enough to drive or to read standard print.
Dry AMD Patients Get Help from Statins
Age-related macular degeneration and cardiovascular disease share multiple risk factors, which suggests that therapies that work for one may benefit the other.
Is Aspirin Safe if You Have Wet AMD?
If you have wet age-related macular degeneration you may be worried about taking daily aspirin because of bleeding. Here’s what the latest research says.
The Skin Cancer Risks of Driving a Car
If you spend a lot of time behind the wheel, here’s how to reduce your risk of skin cancer and cataracts.