Low Vision News Recap- September 2014

Below is a compilation of news you can use relating to low vision and eye health in the month of September.

Young Man with Macular Degeneration Describes What It’s like to Go Blind
Medical Daily
Macular degeneration — often called age-related macular degeneration — is typically found in adults 60+. The disease attacks your central vision and can lead to trouble with completing daily tasks like reading and driving, and can ultimately leave you virtually blind. Despite the fact that the disorder mainly affects older individuals, one 29-year-old suffers from a type of macular degeneration called conrad dystrophy. Mark Muszynski describes his condition in a video, saying that his disorder is defined by a genetic mutation in his ABCA4 gene, which causes a loss of photoreceptor cells.

Foods to help reduce glaucoma risk
Fox News
As glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness, researchers have found that eating the right foods may help to reduce the risk of glaucoma, prevent the disease, and help people to maintain healthy eyesight longer in life.

Beyond magnifying glasses: High-tech options for the vision-impaired
With new technology hitting the market every day, developers are also creating applications that can assist individuals with low vision on digital devices.

Researchers Probe Molecular Cause for Glaucoma
A possible breakthrough in glaucoma research: scientists have identified the two molecules which, if not present in the eye, could result in blocked drainage of fluid from the eye that then builds up pressure and can damage the retina and the optic nerve.

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