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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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

Common medication used to treat diabetic macular edema is less effective in Black patients

Common medication used to treat diabetic macular edema is less effective in Black patients

Newly developed light-sensing protein restores vision in blind mice

Newly developed light-sensing protein restores vision in blind mice

Researchers design new ocular insert to administer antioxidants in the eye

Researchers design new ocular insert to administer antioxidants in the eye

FAU researchers receive NIH funding to analyze stem cell activation

FAU researchers receive NIH funding to analyze stem cell activation

Researchers discover a promising treatment for frequent form of blindness in the elderly

Researchers discover a promising treatment for frequent form of blindness in the elderly

Study offers new insights about myopia management

Study offers new insights about myopia management

Researchers identify a promising method to stop COVID-19 infection

Researchers identify a promising method to stop COVID-19 infection

Drugs used to treat HIV and hepatitis B could be repurposed to prevent type 2 diabetes

Drugs used to treat HIV and hepatitis B could be repurposed to prevent type 2 diabetes

Phase 2 clinical trial to examine the effects of razuprotafib on COVID-19 patients

Phase 2 clinical trial to examine the effects of razuprotafib on COVID-19 patients

NIA awards $4.6 million to establish USC-Buck Nathan Shock Center

NIA awards $4.6 million to establish USC-Buck Nathan Shock Center

UC Davis uses microneedles to deliver gene therapy for retinal diseases

UC Davis uses microneedles to deliver gene therapy for retinal diseases

NIH awards $26.56 million grant to create new Framingham Heart Study Brain Aging Program

NIH awards $26.56 million grant to create new Framingham Heart Study Brain Aging Program

Study may expedite the process to cure blindness and macular degeneration

Study may expedite the process to cure blindness and macular degeneration