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.
Novel artificial intelligence software can provide a precise assessment of the progression of geographic atrophy. The technology can also determine the integrity of photoreceptors and detect progressive degenerative changes beyond the main lessons associated with GA.
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.
The gene Elovl2 appears to play a significant role in age-associated functional and anatomical aging in mouse retinas. The finding has direct implications for age-related eye diseases, such as macular degeneration. When the expression of the gene was boosted, age-related visual function improved.
A newly designed set of 'smart glasses' could help to correct the vision of millions of people with age-related presbyopia. The autofocals work much like the eyes and include eye tracking sensors which enable to triangulate where a person is looking and determine the precise distance of the object.
Researchers say 1 in 10 older adults have participated in genetic testing, but far more have an interest in getting their DNA analyzed. However, two thirds of those polled say genetic testing could lead them to worry more about their future health.