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Pace of eye disease over two years predicts long-term outcome

May 18, 2020

Progression along an age-related macular degeneration (AMD) severity scale over two years predicts the likelihood of developing late-stage disease five years later.

New gene therapy delivery system aims for precision

May 4, 2020

In a novel approach to gene therapy, scientists funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) report using gold nanoparticles and light to target specific cells in mouse retina.

NEI researchers link age-related DNA modifications to susceptibility to eye disease

April 21, 2020

National Eye Institute (NEI) researchers profiling epigenomic changes in light-sensing mouse photoreceptors have a clearer picture of how age-related eye diseases may be linked to age-related changes in the regulation of gene expression.

Researchers restore sight in mice by turning skin cells into light-sensing eye cells

April 15, 2020

Researchers have discovered a technique for directly reprogramming skin cells into light-sensing rod photoreceptors used for vision. The lab-made rods enabled blind mice to detect light after the cells were transplanted into the animals’ eyes.

Diet may help preserve cognitive function

April 14, 2020

According to a recent analysis of data from two major eye disease studies, adherence to the Mediterranean diet – high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil – correlates with higher cognitive function.

NIH researchers discover tooth-enamel protein in eyes with dry AMD

March 13, 2020

A protein that normally deposits mineralized calcium in tooth enamel may also be responsible for calcium deposits in the back of the eye in people with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Therapy could improve, prolong sight in those suffering vision loss

March 13, 2020

Millions of Americans are progressively losing their sight as cells in their eyes deteriorate, but a new therapy developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, could help prolong useful vision and delay total blindness.

For Aging Patients, One Missed Doctor’s Visit Can Lead to Vision Loss

February 6, 2020

Missing a single ophthalmology appointment over a two-year period was associated with decreased visual acuity for patients with macular degeneration according to a new Penn Medicine study.

Potential Way to Halt Blinding Macular Degeneration Identified

January 22, 2020

Researchers at the University of Virginia have successfully treated age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in mice after finding an unexpected link between the two main forms of the blinding eye disease.

NIH launches first U.S. clinical trial of patient-derived stem cell therapy to replace and repair dying cells in retina

December 16, 2019

Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) are launching a clinical trial to test the safety of a novel patient-specific stem cell-based therapy to treat geographic atrophy, the advanced “dry” form of age-related macular degeneration.