Macular Degeneration

What is Macular Degeneration?

This is also called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), as the major risk factor for this is aging. It is an eye disorder characterized by a number of conditions negatively affecting the macula.

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Scientists make important discovery with implications for people living with AMD

Scientists make important discovery with implications for people living with AMD

AAO urges people to protect themselves from age-related macular degeneration

AAO urges people to protect themselves from age-related macular degeneration

Discovery of potential cause of age-related macular degeneration

Discovery of potential cause of age-related macular degeneration

Researchers offer new hope for diagnosis, treatment of age-related macular degeneration

Researchers offer new hope for diagnosis, treatment of age-related macular degeneration

Missing doctor's visit linked to decreased visual acuity for patients with AMD

Missing doctor's visit linked to decreased visual acuity for patients with AMD

WVU program works towards preventing blindness in diabetic patients

WVU program works towards preventing blindness in diabetic patients

Researchers identify potential way to halt age-related macular degeneration

Researchers identify potential way to halt age-related macular degeneration

Fight for Sight funds research to investigate genetic risk of age-related macular degeneration

Fight for Sight funds research to investigate genetic risk of age-related macular degeneration

Older people can improve their vision by changing the power of glasses

Older people can improve their vision by changing the power of glasses

UPMC implants first patient in the U.S. with new wireless retinal device

UPMC implants first patient in the U.S. with new wireless retinal device

Survey uncovers key gaps in American's knowledge of eye health

Survey uncovers key gaps in American's knowledge of eye health

New discovery has implications for better restoration of sight in AMD patients

New discovery has implications for better restoration of sight in AMD patients

Links between most human diseases and genetics are shaky at best

Links between most human diseases and genetics are shaky at best

What would happen if the ACA went away?

What would happen if the ACA went away?

Study shows how diet plays a role in age-related macular degeneration

Study shows how diet plays a role in age-related macular degeneration

UIC researchers to study the impact of chronic eye disease among Latinos

UIC researchers to study the impact of chronic eye disease among Latinos

Newly developed cell models can open up new avenues for ocular drug discovery

Newly developed cell models can open up new avenues for ocular drug discovery

Study: Less than a fifth of shoppers aware of major risk factor for 'primary open angle glaucoma'

Study: Less than a fifth of shoppers aware of major risk factor for 'primary open angle glaucoma'

Exploring the link between macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa

Exploring the link between macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa

Thermally induced mixing technique could improve treatment of AMD

Thermally induced mixing technique could improve treatment of AMD