1. Five dimensions of age-related macular degeneration provide new insight

    Five dimensions of age-related macular degeneration provide new insight

    A new study — published in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science from University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers — suggests that linking to a fifth dimension for molecules and affected cells could help define new therapeutic strategies for those suffering from age-related macular degeneration. Christine A. Curcio, Ph.D., White-McKee Endowed Professor in Ophthalmology with UAB’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences , says these findings could open new possibilities for patients with AMD. “The retina is like the camera chip in a smartphone — it takes pictures for the brain,” she said. “Each light-sensitive photoreceptor sits in a precise location (x,y ...

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