macular degeneration

UI/Cedars-Sinai collaboration identifies critical macular-development gene

​Finding may one day help scientists rebuild injured retinas
Scientists have already known how to create new retinal cells from a patient’s skin. This new finding will help determine how nature builds a macula so that scientists may eventually reconstruct an injured one using the patient’s own cells.

Supplements don't slow AMD progression: NEI study

UI researchers were among 82 institutions participating in five-year study
Some dietary supplements once thought to slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have been proven to either show no effect or may even be harmful to some segments of the population.