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AREDS2 supplements slow sight loss in late-stage dry AMD

Posted: Friday 19 July 2024

New research has found that taking a daily vitamin and mineral supplement can slow the progression of geographic atrophy (GA), an advanced form of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Radiation treatment could reduce frequency of injections

Posted: Tuesday 2 July 2024

A new study led by researchers from King's College London and King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has shown that radiation could significantly reduce the number of injections needed to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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"I know my eyesight will change, so I want to live in the here and now"

Posted: Monday 24 June 2024

Nancy assumed her vision changes were just part of getting older. When she noticed blank spots and disappearing words while reading, she thought she needed a new prescription.

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Stopping the build-up of toxic waste in dry AMD

Posted: Monday 24 June 2024

In dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), toxic waste builds up in the retina because cells can't clear it. Dr. Arjuna Ratnayaka is researching ways to activate the cells’ waste removal system to reduce this buildup and protect vision.

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Boosting key protein in eye cells shows promise in preventing AMD

Posted: Friday 7 June 2024

Increasing the levels of a key protein in eye cells may help protect against age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to new research led by the University of Bristol.

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Macular disease top priority in UK eye research

Posted: Tuesday 4 June 2024

Macular disease has been identified as a top priority for eye care research in the UK over the next five years, according to a new study published in the journal Eye.

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