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New Ways to Treat Glaucoma

New Ways to Treat Glaucoma

Because untreated glaucoma can cause permanent blindness, research is a major priority. Here’s what’s on the horizon.

A doctor checks a patient's eyes for diabetic macular edema.

Macular Edema Drugs Compared

This study comparing three medications for diabetic macular edema showed that all three produced significant vision improvements after two years.

Wet AMD Drugs: Positive Results After 5 Years

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

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?

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.

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Diabetic Retinopathy: Which Treatment is Best?

Drug therapy may be as effective as laser therapy for vision complications.

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Relief for Stubborn Dry Eye

An estimated 20 percent of women and 10 percent of men are thought to be affected by dry eye disease. Though it typically can’t be cured, it can be controlled.

man putting in eye drops

How to Apply Glaucoma Eyedrops

A recent study found that nearly 9 in 10 glaucoma patients may be instilling their eyedrops incorrectly. Here are step-by-step instructions to help.