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New chatbot offering timely advice to patients image

New chatbot offering timely advice to patients

Posted: 29 April 2022 at 16:16

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

Researcher hopes gene editing technique could treat Stargardt disease image

Researcher hopes gene editing technique could treat Stargardt disease

Posted: 5 April 2022 at 09:23

A researcher looking into the possibility of correcting the faulty gene that causes Stargardt disease has spoken about her groundbreaking project.

Drug trial for dry AMD slows progression of disease image

Drug trial for dry AMD slows progression of disease

Posted: 29 March 2022 at 10:03

A drug being trialled for dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can significantly reduce the progression of the disease, according to new studies.

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Researchers reveal more about potential new drug for AMD

Posted: 28 March 2022 at 13:45

Researchers at Queen Mary University London who are working on a new treatment that could stop dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) developing into wet will reveal more detail about the drug in April.

“We are seeing potential with this system we’ve not really seen before" image

“We are seeing potential with this system we’ve not really seen before"

Posted: 24 March 2022 at 17:52

An eye surgeon who implanted a revolutionary chip into the first person in the UK has revealed more details about the device, which is hoping to restore vision in patients with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) .

Researchers call for support from patients image

Researchers call for support from patients

Posted: 1 March 2022 at 13:40

Researchers are looking for patients with wet and dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to take part in two separate studies.