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Age Related Macular Degeneration: Treatment
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AMD Alliance International - This site discusses genetics and treatment for both forms of age-related macular degeneration, dry and wet. Covers drug treat...Show more AMD Alliance International - This site discusses genetics and treatment for both forms of age-related macular degeneration, dry and wet. Covers drug treatments (e.g. Lucentis® and Avastin®), nutritional supplements, laser photocoagulation, and photodynamic therapy. Show less
Cataract Surgery
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Mayo Clinic - Why it’s done, the risks, how to prepare for surgery, what to expect, and the results. Mayo Clinic - Why it’s done, the risks, how to prepare for surgery, what to expect, and the results. Show less
Diabetic Retinopathy
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Mayo Clinic - A thorough discussion of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention, and questions to ask your doctor about this complication of diabetes mellitus Mayo Clinic - A thorough discussion of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention, and questions to ask your doctor about this complication of diabetes mellitus Show less
Treating Glaucoma
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Glaucoma Foundation - This site presents non-surgical and surgical options for the treatment of glaucoma. Glaucoma Foundation - This site presents non-surgical and surgical options for the treatment of glaucoma. Show less
Vitamin and Mineral Supplements and Your Eyes
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American Academy of Ophthalmology - Communicates the first results from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) on the use of supplements for eye health. American Academy of Ophthalmology - Communicates the first results from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) on the use of supplements for eye health. Show less
The AREDS Formulation and Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Are These High Levels of Antioxidants and Zinc Right For You?
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National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health - Results from the AREDS trial showed that high levels of antioxidants and zinc significantly reduce...Show more National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health - Results from the AREDS trial showed that high levels of antioxidants and zinc significantly reduce the risk of advanced AMD and its associated vision loss. Here are some questions and answers that can help you make that decision whether these high doses may be right for you. Show less
Ginkgo Biloba Extract and Ocular Conditions
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American Academy of Ophthalmology - Comparative information on the potential benefits and risks of the use of Ginkgo biloba for eye conditions, as found in clinical studies. American Academy of Ophthalmology - Comparative information on the potential benefits and risks of the use of Ginkgo biloba for eye conditions, as found in clinical studies. Show less
Acupuncture for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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American Academy of Ophthalmology - An assessment of the use of acupuncture to treat AMD as evidenced in clinical studies. American Academy of Ophthalmology - An assessment of the use of acupuncture to treat AMD as evidenced in clinical studies. Show less
Marijuana in the Treatment of Glaucoma
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American Academy of Ophthalmology - This site presents the results of research on the medical use of marijuana for glaucoma including potential benefits and a statement on risks. American Academy of Ophthalmology - This site presents the results of research on the medical use of marijuana for glaucoma including potential benefits and a statement on risks. Show less
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