Age Related Macular Degeneration
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This site aims at raising the awareness of this devastating disease for the older person.

Work currently being undertaken at the University of Manchester in the UK, in conjunction with Elektron technology UK and MuMac Ltd to develop new techniques for earlier detection of signs of AMD and easier tests for measuring macular pigment, indicates examples of the progress being made in this direction.

The earlier the risk is diagnosed - the sooner you can take action to slow progress down.  Normally there is slow progression from the dry form of AMD to more serious (sometimes Wet AMD) levels but modifying lifestyles and diet can significantly slow it down. Current research shows that dry AMD progression can be significantly slowed down.


Recently there have been reports that some GPs are now prescribing Lutein supplementation to early stage ARMD patients (and free of charge).
Ask your GP for details



NEW AMD TRIALS AT MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY (2017)
New Device to Measure Dark Adaptation - earlier detection of AMD
Wet AMD Trial  - trials of a new treatment procedure



RECENTLY COMPLETED AMD TRIALS AT MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY
The Influence of Lutein Supplements on Age-related Macular Degeneration
Carotenoid Supplementation and Normal Ocular Health
Optometry (Faculty of Life Sciences)


BBC Science Project completed
(Project Information)


IS SPINACH GOOD FOR YOUR EYESIGHT?
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Since Macular Pigment is so important in protecting your eyes,
why not ask your Optometrists to measure it for you


From 5/9/2014
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