Minocycline offers no benefit in treating dry age-related macular degeneration
age-related macular degeneration

Minocycline offers no benefit in treating dry age-related macular degeneration

Minocycline, a commonly prescribed antibiotic that also offers anti-inflammatory effects, does not offer any benefits to those suffering from dry age-related macular degeneration.
Phase 2b clinical trials set for potential AMD treatment
age related macular degeneration

Phase 2b clinical trials set for potential AMD treatment

More than one million Americans aged 40 and over are affected by geographic atrophy (otherwise known as advanced dry age-related macular degeneration), which currently has no available therapy that...
FDA approves first drug to treat geographic atrophy
age-related macular degeneration

FDA approves first drug to treat geographic atrophy

Geographic atrophy typically affects people over the age of 50 and is one of the main causes of vision loss in the United States.
AI algorithm may be a helpful tool for determining progression of AMD
AMD

AI algorithm may be a helpful tool for determining progression of AMD

Artificial intelligence may be the key in helping doctors determine which patients with intermediate AMD are at a high risk of the disease progressing to geographic atrophy.
Lab-grown retinal cells indicate possibility of clinical trials
age-related macular degeneration

Lab-grown retinal cells indicate possibility of clinical trials

Researchers hope that these cells are ready to be studied in human clinical trials 
Reduced risk of developing macular degeneration associated with two common prescription drugs
age related macular degeneration

Reduced risk of developing macular degeneration associated with two common prescription drugs

Researchers examined data from 14 studies to determine the effect of drugs on the risk of developing AMD. 
Simple carbs may increase risk of developing macular degeneration
age-related macular degeneration

Simple carbs may increase risk of developing macular degeneration

Researchers at Tufts University in Boston have found a possible link between a diet high in simple carbohydrates and risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.
New bionic eye moving towards human trials
age-related macular degeneration

New bionic eye moving towards human trials

The latest hurdle that was jumped for the implantable device was the successful implantation in sheep.
New therapy being developed to help reverse vision loss
age-related macular degeneration

New therapy being developed to help reverse vision loss

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a new technique of injecting healthy cells into eyes affected by vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or retinitis pigme...

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