Recent research has found that a compound that occurs naturally in the skins of grapes may someday prove of real value in treating age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinopathy of prematurity. Resveratrol, an anti-oxidant compound that has already shown real benefit in promoting heart health, has also recently been found to control abnormal blood vessel growth (angiogenesis) related to certain potentially blinding eye diseases. Equally important is that researchers also uncovered the pathway [known as a eukaryotic elongation factor-2 kinase (eEF2) regulated pathway] that is responsible for the compound’s protective effects. Utilizing this valuable information, scientists hope to develop new treatments to prevent the abnormal growth of blood vessels in the eye that can rob patients of their vision. Our staff is happy to guide you through every aspect of your vision care. From providing thorough eye examinations to explaining in detail all the various treatment options, we will be with you every step of the way, answering questions about AMD, or helping with any concerns you may have.
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