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Could zebrafish speed up macular research?

Posted: Thursday 30 June 2022 at 13:13

Scientists at the University of Sussex are looking into whether cells from the zebrafish eye can be manipulated to create a macula, which could be used in future research.

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Creating a wet AMD drug using flower compounds

Posted: Monday 20 June 2022 at 07:53

Scientists working to unleash the power of the well-renowned hyacinth plant have revealed more about their work to beat macular disease.

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Do plants hold the power to cure macular disease?

Posted: Monday 20 June 2022 at 07:32

Professor Dulcie Mulholland is studying the family of the hyacinth to find a new treatment for macular disease. Find out why she thinks plants could hold the answers we're looking for.

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New drug for Stargardt could reach patients faster

Posted: Friday 17 June 2022 at 08:39

A new drug to treat Stargardt disease has been granted a fast-track review by the Food and Drug Administration in the US, to help make it available to patients quicker.

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New treatment approved for wet AMD and diabetic macular oedema

Posted: Tuesday 24 May 2022 at 09:00

A new treatment for wet AMD and diabetic macular oedema Faricimab has been approved for use on the NHS in England.

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Eye health experts to review research priorities

Posted: Tuesday 17 May 2022 at 15:14

Eye experts across the UK are calling for input to refresh research priorities for patients, relatives, carers and eye health professionals.

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New research could lead to a treatment for both wet and dry AMD

Posted: Tuesday 17 May 2022 at 14:02

Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified those who are at risk of developing AMD, based on their genes, and discovered underlying changes in the tissue of these otherwise healthy individuals.

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New chatbot offering timely advice to patients

Posted: Friday 29 April 2022 at 16:16

A virtual rehabilitation assistant could offer timely, relevant information and advice to people with visual impairments.

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