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...]

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...]

Twins Shed Light on Macular Degeneration

Previous research has shown macular degeneration is influenced by environmental and genetic factors.  Until recently, it was difficult to determine how much of an impact both factors had on the … [Read more...]

Vision Test May Detect Macular Degeneration

A vision test has been developed that may detect macular degeneration before any symptoms of the eye disease develop. Researchers at Australia’s Queensland University of Technology have developed a … [Read more...]