Genetic Mutation Identifies High Risk of Macular Degeneration

A rare genetic mutation has been identified that predicts a high risk of macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is seen as the leading cause of blindness in the elderly.  Having a genetic … [Read more...]

Possible Lucentis Side-Effects Discovered

Researchers may have uncovered a side-effect in the macular degeneration treatment Lucentis. Lucentis is the leading treatment for wet macular degeneration.  However, researchers at the Mayo Clinic … [Read more...]

Daily Aspirin Increases Risk of Macular Degeneration

New research has shown seniors taking a daily dose of aspirin are twice as likely to develop late stage macular degeneration than people who don't take the drug. While aspirin does not directly … [Read more...]

Macular Degeneration Risk Model Predicts Risk

Researchers have developed risk assessment model to help predict the development of age-related macular degeneration. In a report published in the Archives of Ophthalmology researchers have … [Read more...]

Gene Based Macular Degeneration Treatment Promising

A new gene based treatment for wet macular degeneration has showed promise after being administered to 18 patients as part of an ongoing study. Developed by Oxford Biomedica, RetinoStat targets … [Read more...]