For Release: May 5, 2009  Sharai C. Amaya, MD, and Anthony N. Imudia, MD, Win 2008 Donald F. Richardson Memorial Prize Paper Awards Chicago, IL — The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) awarded the 2008-09 Donald F. Richardson Memorial Prize Paper Awards to ACOG Junior Fellows Sharai C. Amaya, MD, for her research paper “Dietary Impact...

Mitochondrial DNA Damage as a Potential Mechanism for Age-related Macular Degeneration New study shows that the progression of Age-Related Macular Degeneration may be connected to ongoing damage to mitochondia in the retinal cells. Editor’s Note: Mitochondria are often called the “powerhouse of the cell” because they produce ATP (energy) from sugar and...

Lutein – the antioxidant found in dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale – has been proven to reduce our risk of developing the eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the most common cause of deteriorating eyesight in the over 50s, and it’s a problem that can accelerate quickly among cigarette smokers. Macular Degeneration causes...