Tag Archives: retinal cells

Reversing macular degeneration

November 9, 2012

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by Julia Busch —  The leading cause of blindness in older adults and the most common degenerative condition affecting the retina is age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). It targets the retina’s central portion, the macula, which is responsible for sharp central vision. As the disease progresses, all retinal cells are affected, including connective tissue and blood […]

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Can sleep improve macular degeneration?

September 24, 2012

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by Dr. Edward Kondrot —  Recent studies have indicated that an important factor in maintaining healthy eyesight is the melanin contained in the retinal pigment epithelium of the retina. Researchers have observed that the earliest changes in macular degeneration occur in this layer of the eye. As we age, changes in the pigment layer of […]

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