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The Federal Drug Administration has approved a new ophthalmology drug called Eylea (aflibercept) for the treatment of wet macular degeneration. The drug is also known as VEGF Trap-Eye. Manufactured by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, it serves to soak up certain molecules that tend to cause blood vessels in the retina to grow abnormally, causing the wet form … Read more

A new ophthalmology study conducted at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom shows that children and adolescents can reduce their risk of developing nearsightedness (myopia) if they spend time outdoors. The study was presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Orlando, Florida. Data from eight studies were … Read more

A new study presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Orlando, Florida found that cataract surgery improved some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. The study was conducted at Tenon Hospital in Paris, France and involved 38 patients. The average age of the patients was 85, and all of … Read more