Macular degeneration is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving.
As we age, so do our eyes; most commonly, this involves changes to our vision and new glasses, but there are more severe forms of age-related eye problems.
Scientists have observed unique variances among the cells that make up a retinal tissue that is critical to human vision.
Macrophages are important cells of the immune system with numerous beneficial functions. However, macrophages also aggravate common diseases.
AZoLifeSciences speaks to Dr. Raymond Wong about his latest research into eye health and we could potentially 'switch on' sight using gene therapy.
Tiny synthetic particles known as dendrimers have been shown to avoid detection by our immune system and so could be used to develop a new system to deliver drugs into the body without triggering a reaction.
Scientists have created a new formulation based on regulatory T-cell exosomes (rEXS) to administer vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antibodies.
A gene therapy protects eye cells in mice with a rare disorder that causes vision loss, especially when used in combination with other gene therapies, shows a study published today in eLife.
A recently published study has demonstrated a close correlation between proteins linked to age-related vision loss and Alzheimer’s disease.
Vision loss associated with inherited genetic disease or aging is predicted to affect as many as 16 million people in the world.
One of the immune system's oldest branches may be influencing the severity of COVID disease, according to a new study from researchers.
An international team of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine and Houston Methodist has discovered a strategy that can potentially address a major challenge to the current treatment for choroidal neovascularization (CNV), an aggressive form of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the elderly.