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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New imaging approach could help accelerate the development of new treatments for eye diseases

New imaging approach could help accelerate the development of new treatments for eye diseases

Private equity sees the billions in eye care as firms target high-profit procedures

Private equity sees the billions in eye care as firms target high-profit procedures

Father of modern corneal science honored with the 2022 António Champalimaud Vision Award

Father of modern corneal science honored with the 2022 António Champalimaud Vision Award

Study helps reveal the molecular secrets of macular degeneration

Study helps reveal the molecular secrets of macular degeneration

Caffeine metabolite could become a valuable treatment for myopia in children

Caffeine metabolite could become a valuable treatment for myopia in children

Researchers assess lutein nanodisks against ultraviolet light-induced retinal damage

Researchers assess lutein nanodisks against ultraviolet light-induced retinal damage

Financial incentives from pharma companies can influence how vision care practitioners prescribe branded eyedrops

Financial incentives from pharma companies can influence how vision care practitioners prescribe branded eyedrops

KAIST researchers engineer a bacterial strain capable of producing lutein

KAIST researchers engineer a bacterial strain capable of producing lutein

New, non-invasive imaging method may help detect an early indicator of glaucoma

New, non-invasive imaging method may help detect an early indicator of glaucoma

New imaging technique reveals subtle details about pathology in a rare eye disease

New imaging technique reveals subtle details about pathology in a rare eye disease

Pigment epithelium-derived factor ablations may lead to eye aging

Pigment epithelium-derived factor ablations may lead to eye aging

Specific form of age-related macular degeneration linked to cardiovascular disease and stroke risk

Specific form of age-related macular degeneration linked to cardiovascular disease and stroke risk

Researchers identify substantial lack of racial and ethnic data in studies of rare genetic disorder

Researchers identify substantial lack of racial and ethnic data in studies of rare genetic disorder

Proteins in the eye may predict which macular degeneration patients need life-long treatment

Proteins in the eye may predict which macular degeneration patients need life-long treatment

Study offers new insight into the growth of blood vessels

Study offers new insight into the growth of blood vessels

New protocol can develop safe, efficient pluripotent stem cell-based therapies for macular degeneration

New protocol can develop safe, efficient pluripotent stem cell-based therapies for macular degeneration

Dietary supplements can slow progression of age-related macular degeneration, NIH study confirms

Dietary supplements can slow progression of age-related macular degeneration, NIH study confirms

Study highlights the positive effects of Humanin G in reducing inflammation in AMD

Study highlights the positive effects of Humanin G in reducing inflammation in AMD

Topical ocular administration of progesterone could be viable treatment for retinitis pigmentosa

Topical ocular administration of progesterone could be viable treatment for retinitis pigmentosa

Ocular toxoplasmosis found to be common among Australians

Ocular toxoplasmosis found to be common among Australians