Second Trial Showing Efficacy for Stem Cell Treatment of Dry AMD

A second trial begun in 2018 is showing positive results with replacing defective cells leading to vision loss from dry (geographic) macular degeneration. Implanted cells derived from stem cells have been implanted into five patients by researchers from University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Results at one year have [Read More]

Novel Gene Therapy In Trials for Wet AMD

(Updated 10/12/19) Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. has announced progress with yet another therapy designed to extend the time between anti-VEGF injections for treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD). The company’s Investigational New Drug (IND) application has been approved for a multi-center study of ADVM-022, a novel gene therapy candidate for the treatment of wAMD. “We [Read More]

What Are The Highest Priorities in AMD Research?

Four eye health stakeholder groups have come together to help define the focus of research in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Their purpose was to prioritize clinical questions important for researchers to answer when developing clinical practice guidelines and identifying treatment outcomes important to patients. Participants in the initiative were: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Retina/Vitreous [Read More]

Mifepristone Still Showing Positive Results for Treatment of Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

For the past 18 years, reports have been published here on the slow progress of research for treatment of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). Sometimes misdiagnosed as early-onset age-related macular degeneration, CSC is a disease of the central retina (the macula) affecting mostly middle-aged males, and it is thought to be caused by over-production of stress [Read More]