Cognitive tests that rely on vision-dependent tasks may skew results for up to 25% of adults over 50 with undiagnosed visual problems such as AMD and cataracts. This may lead to a misdiagnosis of mild cognitive impairment in older adults.
Eating a handful of dried goji berries five times a week may help delay or even prevent the onset of age-related macular degeneration. Over a 90 day period, those who ate goji berries had an increase in protective pigments in their eyes.
Age-related macular degeneration and lupus share a common contributor to inflammation. The findings could help researchers develop new treatments for those conditions, and other conditions associated with inflammation.
Fluoxetine, the antidepressant commonly known as Prozac, may be beneficial for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration. Researchers found Prozac significantly slowed the rate at which people over 50 developed AMD.
Following a Mediterranean diet with greater adherence was linked to the lowest risk of cognitive impairment. High fish and vegetable consumption appeared to have the greatest protective effect against cognitive decline.
A new study reveals a considerable link between three common eye diseases and an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Researchers believe their findings could help physicians better detect those at risk of developing dementia.
A new study reports amyloid beta proteins are able to accumulate in the retina and damage it, which may result in age related macular degeneration in older people.
A new study could help explain why our peripheral vision is so poor.
Researchers investigate the link between cognitive function and levels of a vital eye pigment linked to diet.