AMD research

Enabled #1803: AMD Research, 01/15

Jan 15, 2018

It is said that research is creating new knowledge. This program will bring you some of that new knowledge about age related macular degeneration. It will include information about research studies on fruit flies, stem cells and the Parkinson's drug, l-dopa.  Learn more about this research.

UA Ophthalmology - University of Arizona

There's an AMD Trial that is showing great promise for people dealing with vision loss from Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).  Brian S. McKay, PhD, Director of Basic Research, SW Center for Age-Related Eye Diseases, at the University of Arizona is studying Levodopa (L-dopa), a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease, restless leg syndrome and other movement disorders.  And thanks to a $1.7 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. McKay is ready to take his research study to the next level.

This program on age-related macular degeneration will tell you about the symptoms, risk factors and research in regard to this serious eye condition. You'll also hear an inspiring story about a woman who is coping with the disease.