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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the major causes of blindness in seniors, may be caused by deposits of microscopic calcium phosphate spheres in the eye, a team of researchers report in the latest edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 55 and it roughly affects 15 million Americans. Mechanicsburg,
In a study published on line this week in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, Drs. Donita Garland, Rosario Fernandez-Godino, and Eric Pierce of the Ocular Genomics Institute at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, along with their colleagues.
Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered that a part of the immune system called the inflammasome is involved in regulating the development of one of the most common forms of blindness, called Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness in America.
A new risk assessment model may help predict development of advanced age-related macular degeneration.
An estimated 6.5 percent of Americans age 40 and older have the eye disease age-related macular degeneration, a lower rate than was reported 15 years ago.
The most common â€“ and under-diagnosed â€“ genetic disease in humans just may be a cause of the worst form of macular degeneration.
Early-stage age-related macular degeneration appears to be related to modifiable risk factors, including smoking and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or "good" cholesterol).
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