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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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

Parkinson's disease drug may improve vision in patients with age-related macular degeneration

Parkinson's disease drug may improve vision in patients with age-related macular degeneration

New guidelines can boost transparency of clinical trials evaluating AI health solutions

New guidelines can boost transparency of clinical trials evaluating AI health solutions

A collaborative team to develop new treatment for age-related macular degeneration

A collaborative team to develop new treatment for age-related macular degeneration

A healthy lifestyle for cardiovascular health may reduce odds of developing ocular diseases

A healthy lifestyle for cardiovascular health may reduce odds of developing ocular diseases

Nanoparticle carriers expand the effectiveness of gene therapies for human eye diseases

Nanoparticle carriers expand the effectiveness of gene therapies for human eye diseases

New cell injection technique could help reverse forms of vision loss

New cell injection technique could help reverse forms of vision loss

A software-based on AI helps assess the progression of geographic atrophy

A software-based on AI helps assess the progression of geographic atrophy

Scientists identify new treatment targets for blinding retinal disease

Scientists identify new treatment targets for blinding retinal disease

Immune system's oldest branches may underpin COVID severity

Immune system's oldest branches may underpin COVID severity

Dr Alan Howard empowers millions with innovative contributions to human health

Dr Alan Howard empowers millions with innovative contributions to human health

Scientists discover promising drug target for dry age-related macular degeneration

Scientists discover promising drug target for dry age-related macular degeneration

A new strategy to combat treatment resistance in choroidal neovascularization

A new strategy to combat treatment resistance in choroidal neovascularization

Buck researchers investigate ketone bodies as possible therapeutic against COVID-19

Buck researchers investigate ketone bodies as possible therapeutic against COVID-19

Researchers use nanoparticles to deliver gene therapy for blinding eye disease

Researchers use nanoparticles to deliver gene therapy for blinding eye disease

New nanoparticle-based artificial retina prosthesis restores vision in blind rats

New nanoparticle-based artificial retina prosthesis restores vision in blind rats

Exercise can slow or prevent macular degeneration

Exercise can slow or prevent macular degeneration