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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.
Reducing patient fears after dry AMD diagnosis

Reducing patient fears after dry AMD diagnosis

Low-cost OCT scanner promises to bring vision-saving technology to underserved regions

Low-cost OCT scanner promises to bring vision-saving technology to underserved regions

Portable device attached to smartphone can diagnose eye disease remotely

Portable device attached to smartphone can diagnose eye disease remotely

Top four things seniors need to know to have a safe and healthy summer

Top four things seniors need to know to have a safe and healthy summer

Five ways to help keep senior citizens safe during summer

Five ways to help keep senior citizens safe during summer

Complement system shown to remove dead cells in retinitis pigmentosa, contradicting previous research

Complement system shown to remove dead cells in retinitis pigmentosa, contradicting previous research

New implant technology safely minimizes injections for people with macular degeneration

New implant technology safely minimizes injections for people with macular degeneration

Researcher develops new computational statistical methodologies to deal with diffusion-MRI data

Researcher develops new computational statistical methodologies to deal with diffusion-MRI data

Study aims to understand role of immune cells in the development of macular scarring

Study aims to understand role of immune cells in the development of macular scarring

'Eye-in-a-dish' model helps scientists to uncover 'surprising' AMD gene variant

'Eye-in-a-dish' model helps scientists to uncover 'surprising' AMD gene variant

Johns Hopkins researchers develop method to map retinal cell development

Johns Hopkins researchers develop method to map retinal cell development

Eye research charity funds development of ‘organ-on-a-chip’ to fight glaucoma

Eye research charity funds development of ‘organ-on-a-chip’ to fight glaucoma

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