Researchers find cells linked to leading cause of blindness in elderly

Researchers find cells linked to leading cause of blindness in elderly

October 24, 2019 Eye Care News 0
Age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in the elderly, affecting more than 2 million people in the United States and leading to progressive loss of central vision. Genome wide studies have identified almost three dozen genes that play a role in the disease, but exactly where in the eye they inflict damage was not well known.
Researchers from Yale University, the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University report in the Oct. 25 issue of the journal Nature Communications that..READ MORE