Macular-Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration treated with a stem cell retinal patch

Researchers developed retinal eye patch made from human embryonic stem cells to treat age-related macular degeneration. Researchers grew retinal pigment epithelial cells from stem cells and used synthetic basement membrane to create a retinal patch. Phase 1 clinical trial findings are reported in the journal Nature Biotechnology. Age-related macular degeneration is the most common cause of visual impairment in …

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Researchers map Genetic mutations behind X-linked Retinoschisis, a type of macular degeneration

Two gene mutations that trigger a retinal disease that causes blindness in one in 5,000 males have been mapped, leading to the potential for new therapeutic treatments.  Researchers from The University of Manchester undertook a structural analysis of X-linked Retinoschisis (XLRS), a genetic disease leading to a type of macular degeneration in which the inner …

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