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This site aims at raising the awareness of this devastating disease for the older person.

Work currently being undertaken in the Faculty of Life Science, at the University of Manchester in the UK, in conjunction with Elektron technology UK to develop techniques for earlier detection of signs of AMD and easier tests for measuring macular pigment, indicates examples of the progress being made in this direction.

The earlier it is diagnosed - the sooner you can take action to slow progress down.  Normally there is slow progression to more serious levels but modifying lifestyles and diet can significantly slow it down.


Recently there have been reports that some GPs are now prescribing Lutein supplementation to early stage ARMD patients (and free of charge).
Ask your GP for details



NEW AMD TRIALS AT MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY (2014)
  New Device to Measure Dark Adaptation - earlier detection of AMD - (PDF info)   (Currently Recruiting)
Wet AMD Trial  - trials of a new treatment procedure   (Currently Recruiting)
Clinical Trial - for people with early signs of AMD    (Currently Recruiting)



RECENTLY COMPLETED AMD TRIALS AT MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY
The Influence of Lutein Supplements on Age-related Macular Degeneration
Carotenoid Supplementation and Normal Ocular Health
Optometry (Faculty of Life Sciences)


BBC Science Project completed
(Project Information)


IS SPINACH GOOD FOR YOUR EYESIGHT?
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Since Macular Pigment is so important in protecting your eyes,
why not ask your Optometrists to measure it for you


From 5/9/2014
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