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 develop new exosome formulation to deliver VEGF antibodies for synergistic therapy

Researchers develop new exosome formulation to deliver VEGF antibodies for synergistic therapy

More progress with promising new genetic test for glaucoma

More progress with promising new genetic test for glaucoma

Discovery of blood biomarker opens new perspectives for dietary prevention of AMD-related risks

Discovery of blood biomarker opens new perspectives for dietary prevention of AMD-related risks

Study sheds new light on the function of a sight-saving growth factor

Study sheds new light on the function of a sight-saving growth factor

New mathematical model helps simulate progression of age-related macular degeneration

New mathematical model helps simulate progression of age-related macular degeneration

AI could predict treatment demand for chronic eye diseases

AI could predict treatment demand for chronic eye diseases

Researchers identify new approach to clear toxic Huntingtin protein

Researchers identify new approach to clear toxic Huntingtin protein

New printable device could restore sight to blind people

New printable device could restore sight to blind people

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