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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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

RetinAI collaborates with Novartis to provide AI solutions for ophthalmology projects

RetinAI collaborates with Novartis to provide AI solutions for ophthalmology projects

Study: Global public health services fail to meet targets to reduce avoidable sight loss

Study: Global public health services fail to meet targets to reduce avoidable sight loss

Researchers use new imaging technique to produce digital reconstruction of eye tissues

Researchers use new imaging technique to produce digital reconstruction of eye tissues

Researchers find way for customized programming of human stem cells

Researchers find way for customized programming of human stem cells

UB researchers uncover new functions in ataxin 3 gene that causes Machado-Joseph disease

UB researchers uncover new functions in ataxin 3 gene that causes Machado-Joseph disease

LOX plays a number of key roles in promoting skin and organ fibrosis in scleroderma

LOX plays a number of key roles in promoting skin and organ fibrosis in scleroderma

An acebuchin-oil-enriched diet helps to reduce arterial blood pressure

An acebuchin-oil-enriched diet helps to reduce arterial blood pressure

Pioneering stem cell research may help restore sight to people with macular diseases

Pioneering stem cell research may help restore sight to people with macular diseases

Postdoctoral fellow at LSU Health New Orleans becomes first NIH Outstanding Scholar

Postdoctoral fellow at LSU Health New Orleans becomes first NIH Outstanding Scholar

Study: Coronaviruses are adept at imitating human immune proteins involved in COVID-19

Study: Coronaviruses are adept at imitating human immune proteins involved in COVID-19

Scripps Research scientists uncover potential new strategy for treating eye diseases

Scripps Research scientists uncover potential new strategy for treating eye diseases