Viagra could be a new miracle cure for blindness: New resear
A two-year trial led by scientists at Columbia University in New York suggests the lanti-impotence drug could stop age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, in its tracks. Tests show the anti-impotence drug may stop further loss of vision for patients being robbed of their sight and could even repair damage that’s already been done.

Recent research has found the condition is partly caused by reduced blood flow to the choroid, a vital layer of tissue that sits in front of the retina – and some small earlier studies had suggested Viagra can improve blood flow to this tissue.

In the Columbia study, five elderly patients with AMD were given two Viagra pills a day for two years. The results, published in the journal Ophthalmologica, revealed the drug improved vision for one participant and completely halted deterioration for the others.

Some drugs can already slow progression of AMD and increase vision in some cases, but the medicines have to be injected into the back of the eye every month.

The researchers said: ‘Viagra offers significant potential for vision retention and recovery. It is notable that patients remained visually stable and there was a significant improvement in vision in one participant.’

Read more here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6049299/Viagra-new-miracle-cure-BLINDNESS-scientists-claim.html

The original research paper can be read here: https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/486105
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A promising breakthrough!
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