stem cell research

Stem cell research shows hope for Dry AMD

May 2, 2018
EurekAlert!

Dry age-related macular degeneration is the most common type of age-related macular degeneration. Over time, it can lead to loss of central vision, which can diminish people’s ability to perform daily tasks like reading, writing, driving and seeing faces, impacting approximately 1.7 million Americans.  And that number is expected to rise to 3 million by 2020.  But progress is being made.
 

In this program you'll hear exciting news about the progress being made toward FDA approval for gene therapy in a specific retinal disease, Leber Congenital Amaurosis. You'll also hear news from the field of stem cell research for glaucoma.