Australia

Trans Fats May Increase Macular Degeneration Risk

Trans Fats may increase macular degeneration risk.  A recent Australian study checked macula photographs of 6,734 participants’ eyes for signs of early and late AMD.  Late AMD risk was higher in people who ate a lot of trans-unsaturated fats (hardened fats).  Fatty acids and olive oil seemed to reduce the risk of AMD.

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Bionic Eye

An Australian company unveiled a prototype "bionic eye" retinal implant.  They envision that future versions of this implant will eventually allow recipients to recognize faces and read large print.

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