Recently the Eye-care giant Alcon Laboratories is shelving a long-studied drug that initially had been considered promising for treating age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma.
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WASHINGTON - Older adults with low cognitive function are more likely to have the early stages of age-related macular degeneration, a new study has found.
Blindness due to macular degeneration (AMD) could be cured by stem cell therapy Stem cell therapy may cure blindness
The world’s first stem cell therapy to cure the most common cause of blindness has been developed by British researchers.
NT-501, the lead product candidate of Neurotech Pharmaceutisals, inc., have successfully slowed down the loss of vision in a Phase 2 clinical trial, in patients suffering from macular degeneration along with geographic atrophy(GA). GA is a condition that destroys sharp central vision and causes serious vision loss to one or both eyes.
Do you know what is gene mutation and what havoc it can create? A gene mutation is a permanent change in the DNA sequence that makes up a gene. Mutations range in size from a single DNA building block (DNA base) to a large segment of a chromosome. The changes can result in various disorders of incurable types.
The study compared nutrient intake over time among Europeans aged 65 or older. Participants who ate at least one portion of fish each week were 50% less likely to develop macular degeneration as those who ate fish less than once a week.