Tag: low vision

Is There a Test for Macular Degeneration?

Posted on: May 07, 2012

Awareness of macular degeneration is increasing as the baby boomer population continues to age. In generations long ago, family members knew that grandma or grandpa had lost some of their vision, but they didn’t know why there was loss of vision or the name of the eye disease.  Now thanks to years of research and […]

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An Unknown But Not Unimportant AMD Antioxidant

Posted on: May 07, 2012

Why are antioxidants so important in the world of macular degeneration? Whether you have been diagnosed with the early stages of this retinal disease, trying to prevent it or have advanced AMD, antioxidants play an important role in the macula  – a very tiny spot in the center of our retina that gives us that […]

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Anti-VEGF Medications for Wet Macular Degeneration Treatment

Posted on: May 07, 2012

Wet macular degeneration (AMD) treatment often involves intro-ocular or eye injections using anti-VEGF medications. VEGF stands for vascular endothelial growth factor. VEGF is a protein that the body makes that promotes blood vessel growth. Another term for new blood vessel growth is angiogenesis.  Wet AMD is aptly named because the macula – a very small […]

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Wet Macular Degeneration Medications

Posted on: May 07, 2012

Wet macular degeneration treatment is very different from dry macular degeneration treatment.  Even though both eye conditions cause central vision loss, how and why that vision loss occurs is because of very different processes going on in the body.  Dry macular degeneration is a slow, gradual degrading or dying of the photoreceptor cells located in […]

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The Right Question to Ask

Posted on: May 07, 2012

If you have macular degeneration or know someone with macular degeneration, you may be wondering what is a good gift to give them for Christmas.  We are wondering ourselves what to give my 85 year old father-in-law who has wet macular degeneration. You may find just the right gift for that person by rephrasing your […]

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Dining Out. David Goldstein Discusses Low Vision

Posted on: Dec 13, 2011

I love going out for a meal. It is one of the few pleasures in life I still enjoy. I use to go to the movies, attend huge amounts of Phillies and Flyers games each season, and go to the bookstore to browse. I’ve been to one Phillies game this season and we still go […]

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Attending a Trade Show. David Goldstein Discusses Low Vision

Posted on: Dec 13, 2011

I just returned home from Affiliate Summit East in New York City. Affiliate Summit is an internet marketing conference that includes education sessions as well as an exhibit floor where companies chat up their products and services. Due to my limited eye sight, show management was kind enough to provide me with an additional show […]

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Missing the Movies. David Goldstein Discusses Low Vision

Posted on: Dec 13, 2011

With the release of the final Harry Potter movie this summer and all the hype that came with it, I was thinking how much I miss going to the movies. We use to go several times a month. I love movies so much that the first business I owned was a West Coast Video store […]

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Public Bathrooms and Low Vision

Posted on: Dec 13, 2011

I drink a lot.  No, not alcohol, mainly water.  Usually between two to three liters per day.  I supplement that with a mug of herbal tea in the morning and a trenta iced tea in the afternoon.  So, at various times throughout the day, I gotta go.

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What are Macular Drusen

Posted on: Oct 31, 2011

What are Macular Drusen? If you have been diagnosed with macular degeneration  (AMD) you probably have heard your eye specialist mention something about seeing some drusen during your eye exam.  In fact the development of these yellow deposits are they first signs of AMD.  Some people have them even before they notice any changes in […]

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