Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) refers to the slow deterioration of the cells in the macula, a tiny yellowish area near the centre of the retina, which contains light-sensitive cells that send visual signals to the brain.
One of the medical myths we live with is the notion that eye disease arises as an inevitable consequence of growing older. This month’s cover story concerns eyedrops given for glaucoma, a condition that, with cataracts, has been considered as...
THE CHINESE TAKEAWAY: Bad for eyes, good for guys
A Florida doctor claims to have discovered a link between benign intracranial hypertension and aspartame disease - chronic methanol poisoning
BEWARE THE CHINESE TAKEAWAY: It might affect your eyesight
Macular degeneration - the major causes of blindness in the West - is not helped by a daily regime of vitamin E, new research claims.
LOSING OUR EYESIGHT: Drop the fats, drop the risk
There is copious evidence for the role of two particular antioxidants - lutein and zeaxanthin - in maintaining eye health. Carotenoid composition varies between internal organs, suggesting selective uptake