Could new research uncover the cause of age-related macular degeneration?

Written by Hannah Makin

A recent study published in the journal Experimental Eye Research has demonstrated that the accumulation of proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease may be the cause of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). These new findings, from a team of researchers at the University of Southampton (Southampton, UK), could aid the development of novel treatments against AMD. AMD is a major cause of vision loss among elderly individuals and can lead to permanent blindness if left untreated. This complex condition is thought to have both environmental and genetic risk factors and affects approximately 50 million individuals worldwide, yet there is currently no cure....

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