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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Boehringer Ingelheim partners with CDR-Life to develop antibody fragment-based therapeutics for geographic atrophy

Boehringer Ingelheim partners with CDR-Life to develop antibody fragment-based therapeutics for geographic atrophy

New survey gains broader insights into the personal impact of Covid-19 on people with eye conditions

New survey gains broader insights into the personal impact of Covid-19 on people with eye conditions

Scientists identify unexpected player that causes vision loss in patients with AMD

Scientists identify unexpected player that causes vision loss in patients with AMD

AI-based technology could help accelerate clinical trials for glaucoma

AI-based technology could help accelerate clinical trials for glaucoma

Study shows new diagnostic option for catching degenerative eye disease in its earliest stages

Study shows new diagnostic option for catching degenerative eye disease in its earliest stages

Age-related DNA modifications linked with susceptibility to eye disease

Age-related DNA modifications linked with susceptibility to eye disease

Study uncovers cause of blood-vessel leakiness in eye diseases

Study uncovers cause of blood-vessel leakiness in eye diseases

NEI researchers link age-related DNA modifications to susceptibility to eye disease

NEI researchers link age-related DNA modifications to susceptibility to eye disease

Research pinpoints potential new therapeutic target for retinal degeneration

Research pinpoints potential new therapeutic target for retinal degeneration

Reprogramming skin cells into photoreceptors to restore vision in mice

Reprogramming skin cells into photoreceptors to restore vision in mice

Researchers restore sight in mice by turning skin cells into light-sensing eye cells

Researchers restore sight in mice by turning skin cells into light-sensing eye cells

Mediterranean diet correlates with higher cognitive function

Mediterranean diet correlates with higher cognitive function

New method to treat blindness using retinal cell production

New method to treat blindness using retinal cell production

Researchers discover new way to refine production of retinal cells to treat blindness

Researchers discover new way to refine production of retinal cells to treat blindness

Lipid aids healing of scratches on the cornea

Lipid aids healing of scratches on the cornea

CNIC scientists identify inflammatory regulatory circuit controlled by endothelial cells in the eye

CNIC scientists identify inflammatory regulatory circuit controlled by endothelial cells in the eye

UC Riverside biochemist and Atomwise form new joint venture

UC Riverside biochemist and Atomwise form new joint venture

Tooth-enamel protein discovered in the eyes of people with dry AMD

Tooth-enamel protein discovered in the eyes of people with dry AMD

Preclinical data of Ocugen's OCU400 genetic modifier published in Nature Gene Therapy

Preclinical data of Ocugen's OCU400 genetic modifier published in Nature Gene Therapy

Scientists make important discovery with implications for people living with AMD

Scientists make important discovery with implications for people living with AMD