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Macular degeneration is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving.
UK charity establishes new funding opportunities to address sight loss

UK charity establishes new funding opportunities to address sight loss

'Eye-in-a-dish' model reveals genetic variants that may contribute to AMD

'Eye-in-a-dish' model reveals genetic variants that may contribute to AMD

Cellular mechanism blocking retina regeneration discovered

Cellular mechanism blocking retina regeneration discovered

Potential stem cell therapies moving from lab bench to clinical application

Potential stem cell therapies moving from lab bench to clinical application

Microglia play vital role in regulating neuroinflammation, research shows

Microglia play vital role in regulating neuroinflammation, research shows

Extracts of ginkgo seeds show antibacterial activity on pathogens that cause skin infections

Extracts of ginkgo seeds show antibacterial activity on pathogens that cause skin infections

Artificial intelligence project identifies existing drugs that have potential to treat AMD

Artificial intelligence project identifies existing drugs that have potential to treat AMD

Experimental drug may be twice as good at fighting vision loss as previously thought

Experimental drug may be twice as good at fighting vision loss as previously thought

Developing imaging techniques for early detection of eye and brain diseases

Developing imaging techniques for early detection of eye and brain diseases

Promising gene therapy could restore vision in humans

Promising gene therapy could restore vision in humans

New therapy could help prolong useful vision and delay total blindness

New therapy could help prolong useful vision and delay total blindness

Laser-based technique allows doctors to image the whole eye in 3D

Laser-based technique allows doctors to image the whole eye in 3D

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month: How visual impairment affects older adults

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month: How visual impairment affects older adults

Study finds out similarity in function between healthy retina cell and tumor cell

Study finds out similarity in function between healthy retina cell and tumor cell

New cellular atlas could provide a deeper insight into blinding diseases

New cellular atlas could provide a deeper insight into blinding diseases

First gene therapy operation for macular degeneration is a success

First gene therapy operation for macular degeneration is a success

Heavy cigarette smoking could damage vision, say researchers

Heavy cigarette smoking could damage vision, say researchers

Heavy smoking could lead to vision loss, study finds

Heavy smoking could lead to vision loss, study finds

NIH scientists zero in on genes associated with AMD

NIH scientists zero in on genes associated with AMD

Study shows that aging and chronic diseases share common genetic factors

Study shows that aging and chronic diseases share common genetic factors