Macular Degeneration

Penn team characterizes the underlying cause of a form of macular degeneration

Despite the century of work on bestrophinopathies and the identification of genetic mutations responsible for the conditions, no one had identified the…

New insight into common cause of blindness

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the major cause of blindness in the western world, affecting around 50 million people. It has been shown that…

Research shows potential of microneedles to target therapeutics to the back of the eye

For the first time, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have demonstrated that microneedles less than a millimeter in…

Research represents major breakthrough in macular degeneration

GA is an untreatable condition that causes blindness in millions of individuals due to death of retinal pigmented epithelial cells. The paper, “DICER1 loss and…

Nanoparticles help researchers deliver steroids to retina

Hitching a ride into the retina on nanoparticles called dendrimers offers a new way to treat age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. A…

Forecast calls for nanoflowers to help return eyesight

University of Oregon researcher Richard Taylor is on a quest to grow flowers that will help people who've lost their sight, such as those suffering from…

Genetic medicine and AMD treatment; genetic screening and glaucoma

Genetic medicine is the focus of two presentations at today's Scientific Program of the 2010 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) – Middle East-Africa…

Achieve early diagnosis of ocular pathologies such as keratitis and macular degeneration

Scientists from the UGR have studied the image quality in subjects affected by one of these two pathologies, finding a greater amount of ocular aberrations and…

Carrots in Space: Fresh Food for Astronauts on Its Way

Researchers from Tuskegee University in Alabama conducted a study targeted at finding a way to incorporate natural and fresh antioxidants into the diets of…

Painless 'microneedle' patch may take the sting out of shots

Lined with tiny “microneedles,” these patches could make treatment of diabetes and a wide range of other diseases safer, more effective and less painful. Used…

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