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Rare gene variant linked to macular degeneration

An international team of researchers, led by scientists at The Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University...

Eye injections may be needed less often

Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers have teamed up with clinicians to create a new drug-delivery strategy for a type of central vision loss caused by...

Cheaper anti-cancer drug as effective as expensive drug in treating wet...

An anti-cancer drug has been proven to be equally as effective in treating the most common cause of blindness in older adults as a...

Treatment of retinal conditions appears to have changed significantly in previous...

The number of Medicare recipients undergoing treatment for retinal conditions nearly doubled between 1997 and 2007, with significant shifts in the types of procedures most commonly performed, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of...

Certain new therapies for age-related eye disease do not appear to...

Newer treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) -- including an intravitreous (into the eye) injection of a chemotherapy drug and use of a related compound approved for use against the eye disease -- do not appear to be associated with a...

Scientists link brain plaques in Alzheimer?s disease to eye disease

Scientists at the Center for the Study of Macular Degeneration at the Neuroscience Research Institute of the University of California, Santa Barbara have found a link between the brain plaques that form in Alzheimer?s disease and the deposits in the retina that are associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a disease that leads to loss of central vision and affects 5 to 10 percent of the population over age 60.

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