Macular Degeneration

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.
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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Research into octopus vision leads to a quick and easy test for incurable sight loss

Research into octopus vision leads to a quick and easy test for incurable sight loss

New photoreceptors from human pluripotent stem cells restores sight to injured retinas

New photoreceptors from human pluripotent stem cells restores sight to injured retinas

Gene therapy may offer a new approach to preserving vision in people with retinitis pigmentosa

Gene therapy may offer a new approach to preserving vision in people with retinitis pigmentosa

Researchers identify new potential mechanism for age-related macular degeneration

Researchers identify new potential mechanism for age-related macular degeneration

Researchers make a breakthrough in the quest for an AMD cure

Researchers make a breakthrough in the quest for an AMD cure

NYSCF is developing new stem cell therapy to treat age-related macular degeneration

NYSCF is developing new stem cell therapy to treat age-related macular degeneration

A better qPCR pipetting experience with VIAFLO electronic pipettes

A better qPCR pipetting experience with VIAFLO electronic pipettes

New study aims to develop alternative treatment for posterior eye diseases

New study aims to develop alternative treatment for posterior eye diseases

Research reveals link between proteins causing Alzheimer's disease and age-related sight loss

Research reveals link between proteins causing Alzheimer's disease and age-related sight loss

Phase 2 clinical trial is now open at Columbia to test gene therapy for dry macular degeneration

Phase 2 clinical trial is now open at Columbia to test gene therapy for dry macular degeneration

Buck scientists develop a predictive model to help identify people at risk for severe COVID-19

Buck scientists develop a predictive model to help identify people at risk for severe COVID-19

Scientists find new therapeutic approach to effectively treat age-related macular degeneration

Scientists find new therapeutic approach to effectively treat age-related macular degeneration

Novel vectors reduce the risks associated with ocular gene therapies

Novel vectors reduce the risks associated with ocular gene therapies

New method can help evaluate potential sight-preserving properties

New method can help evaluate potential sight-preserving properties

New compound may slow aging and age-related diseases

New compound may slow aging and age-related diseases

Trump’s pardons included health care execs behind massive frauds

Trump’s pardons included health care execs behind massive frauds

Pioneering new eye test may predict wet AMD three years before symptoms develop

Pioneering new eye test may predict wet AMD three years before symptoms develop

Researchers develop first biohybrid artificial retina with silk fibroin and retinal cells

Researchers develop first biohybrid artificial retina with silk fibroin and retinal cells

Research reveals insights into potential drivers of 'wet' age-related macular degeneration

Research reveals insights into potential drivers of 'wet' age-related macular degeneration

3-year-old children have adult-like preference for visual fractal patterns

3-year-old children have adult-like preference for visual fractal patterns