Tag: blindness

Smoking and alcohol intake associated with age-related macular degeneration

November 17, 2021

A new study by researchers from University College London has shown both smoking and alcohol intake are associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a leading cause of blindness – its prevalence is expected to increase with population aging, posing a burden to healthcare systems worldwide. Health efforts need to be directed toward the […]

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New treatment for blindness caused by wet age-related macular degeneration

September 3, 2021

The Malaysian chapter of global medical company Novartis has introduced a powerful drug that can help slow the progression of wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) in affected elderly adults. Wet AMD is a chronic and progressive eye disease that effects the central part of the retina in the eye that is responsible for sharp, […]

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