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Alcoholism Treatment Drug Improves Macular Degeneration Symptoms

Age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in America and yet many of us don’t stay on top of our eye health the way we do other aspects of our health. A recent study found that a drug traditionally used in humans to treat alcoholism helped to reduce age-related macular degeneration in mice. The drug, disulfiram, does this by helping to “quiet that noise and restore some vision lost.” Even the vision of mice that were almost completely blind was restored. The study also discovered how vision degrades over time which will be helpful in creating drugs that reverse vision loss. 


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Taylor Marks
Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.