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Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially issued 510(k) clearance to the EyeQ eye-tracking technology created by Maryland-based RightEye. The advanced vision tests are designed to offer a higher level of diagnostic accuracy than ever before possible, and patients who have used the system are already benefiting from the innovative technology. With the recent validation issued by the FDA, even more patients can confidently opt for EyeQ vision testing and therapy, and enjoy the myriad benefits that come with precise analysis of their eye health and movement.

It’s no secret that proper nutrition is vital to maintaining good eye health as well as your overall systemic wellbeing. For example, most people recognize carrots as the most eye health-friendly vegetable thanks to their rich beta-carotene content. However, recent studies suggest that the right amount of healthy minerals and nutrients might do more than just help maintain good eye health. In one study, researchers found that participants who ate at least one orange per day were significantly less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The evidence suggests that the high concentration of nutrients found in oranges help slow or prevent some of the underlying physiological factors that lead to AMD and resulting sight loss.

Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading cause of sight loss in older adults. AMD involves damage to the eye’s macula, the most sensitive part of the retina, and causes a loss of central vision that makes it difficult to accomplish everyday tasks. Currently, there is no accepted cure for AMD, and patients who lose their vision to it must rely on rehabilitation and therapy to help cope with their condition. However, researchers believe we may have come a step closer to curing sight loss caused by AMD thanks to promising results from a study involving bioengineered, stem cell-derived ocular cells.