Breast cancer drug may help treat AMD

Posted: Tuesday 21 March 2017

New research has revealed that a drug commonly used for cancer treatment could treat degenerative retinal disease, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa

Researchers from the National Eye Institute in the US monitored light-induced retinal injuries in mice. They noticed that photoreceptor damage and atrophy was greatly reduced or absent in mice that were fed a diet containing tamoxifen