Medical research

Mathematics to improve macular degeneration treatment

Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have created a mathematical model and simulated numerically the progression of age-related macular degeneration, one of the main causes of blindness. This model ...

Ophthalmology

AI could soon tell you how often to see the eye doctor

Three of the most common chronic eye conditions require regular medical checkups and injections into the eye by ophthalmology specialists to keep looming blindness at bay. A study by the University of Bern and the Inselspital ...

Medical research

New mechanism identified behind blindness in older adults

Using laboratory-grown roundworms as well as human and mouse eye tissue, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers have identified a new potential mechanism for age-related macular degeneration—the leading ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lab model offers hope for macular degeneration patients

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which leads to a loss of central vision, is the most frequent cause of blindness in adults 50 years of age or older, affecting an estimated 196 million people worldwide. There is no ...

Genetics

New genetic links found to rare eye disease

An analysis of thousands of genomes from people with and without the rare eye disease known as MacTel has turned up more than a dozen gene variants that are likely causing the condition to develop and worsen for a significant ...

Ophthalmology

Team sets new bar in retinal imaging

A team led by scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI) has noninvasively visualized the light-sensing cells in the back of the eye, known as photoreceptors, in greater detail than ever before. Published in Optica, the ...

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