C3 Gene Variant Linked To Macular Degeneration

Researchers report that a change in the C3 gene, which plays a role in inflammation and in the body’s immune response, also contributes to macular degeneration. After sequencing DNA from 10 regions of the genome that had been previously linked to AMD in previous genetic studies, the researchers turned up two gene variants: one in the [Read More]

Summary of Research and Developments in Macular Degeneration: 2007-2008

Compiled and edited by Dan Roberts JUNE 2007 Omega-3 Proving to be Beneficial on Several Fronts Recent studies have shown that Omega-3 fatty acids and fish consumption may reduce the risks of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Alzheimer’s disease, inflammation and depression. The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) Research Group showed that dietary total Omega-3 and [Read More]

C3 Gene Variant Increases Risk of AMD

Press ReleaseJuly 18, 2007Researchers have found a gene variant that can more than double the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).The researchers based their findings on studies of patients with AMD (603 from England and 244 from Scotland) who were compared with 701 unaffected people. They found that a variant in the complement C3 gene [Read More]