Macular Degeneration Treatment Current treatment of macular degeneration involves the use of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drugs (VEGF). Vascular endothelial growth factors are proteins that support the normal development of blood vessels before birth. They also stimulate blood vessel growth after injuries and compromised circulation problems. The growth of unwanted blood vessels in the retina [...]
Prozac is as common as aspirin today (and probably much safer). It is in the category of selective serotonin re uptake inhibitors which is a long winded way of saying it makes the molecule serotonin stay around longer instead of being recycled. This allows a prolonged action of serotonin, one of the feel good molecules [...]
The leading causes of blindness in the U.S are diabetic related eye complications, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Cataracts are generally listed as the number one cause but this is somewhat misleading. Cataracts effect in excess of 20 million people but most cataracts are treatable with modern surgical techniques and artificial lens implants. The complication rate [...]
So you have been told by your eye doctor there is a freckle in your eye. Should you be worried? It could be a number of things but the most likely are choroidal nevus (benign choroidal melanoma) or CHRPE (congenital hypertrophy of the retinal pigmented epithelium). Both conditions are usually benign and not a serious problem. They both need to be monitored to make sure they are not malignant melanomas.