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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Researchers uncover new findings about the role of tau in neurodegenerative disease

Researchers uncover new findings about the role of tau in neurodegenerative disease

Study: Nearly 30% of people with blinding retinal disease can safely stop eye injection therapy

Study: Nearly 30% of people with blinding retinal disease can safely stop eye injection therapy

Health burden from fish smoking possibly impacts millions of workers in coastal Africa

Health burden from fish smoking possibly impacts millions of workers in coastal Africa

Scientists find that having one kind of autoimmune disease can lead to another

Scientists find that having one kind of autoimmune disease can lead to another

Researchers identify two new AMD drug candidates using a stem-cell-derived model

Researchers identify two new AMD drug candidates using a stem-cell-derived model

Ophthalmology professor receives $75,000 grant to support international collaborations on eye research

Ophthalmology professor receives $75,000 grant to support international collaborations on eye research

Gene therapy and diabetes drug may be treatments for late-onset retinal degeneration

Gene therapy and diabetes drug may be treatments for late-onset retinal degeneration

UVA researchers uncover common link between lupus and macular degeneration

UVA researchers uncover common link between lupus and macular degeneration

Infantile cataracts are more common and problematic than thought

Infantile cataracts are more common and problematic than thought

Cataract surgery associated with lower risk of dementia

Cataract surgery associated with lower risk of dementia

HyVIS project to develop bionic synapses for retinal prostheses

HyVIS project to develop bionic synapses for retinal prostheses

Packing the effects of exercise into a single pill for at-risk patients

Packing the effects of exercise into a single pill for at-risk patients

New findings can help identify people at increased risk of hydroxychloroquine-related retinopathy

New findings can help identify people at increased risk of hydroxychloroquine-related retinopathy

Antidepressant Prozac could offer the first treatment for atrophic macular degeneration

Antidepressant Prozac could offer the first treatment for atrophic macular degeneration

Australian researchers hope to switch on sight with new gene therapy

Australian researchers hope to switch on sight with new gene therapy

Damaging DNA builds up in the eyes to drive blinding age-related macular degeneration

Damaging DNA builds up in the eyes to drive blinding age-related macular degeneration

Reading ability closely linked to altered retinal structure in geographic atrophy

Reading ability closely linked to altered retinal structure in geographic atrophy

Buck Institute receives $14 million NIH grant to focus on one of the major drivers of aging

Buck Institute receives $14 million NIH grant to focus on one of the major drivers of aging

Eye conditions linked to increased risk of dementia

Eye conditions linked to increased risk of dementia

Light therapy may speed up the healing of burns by activating growth protein

Light therapy may speed up the healing of burns by activating growth protein