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Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is an aged-related disease affecting the macular in the eye, resulting in a loss of vision. It is the most common cause of blindness in people over the age of 60.

Eye cells created from stem cells

Scientists have successfully fashioned adult stem cells into the kind of eye cells that fall victim to the onset of age-related macular degeneration, or AMD.

Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is a progressive eye condition in which the macula is damaged.

Artificial eye may restore sight

A new type of artificial eye system could one day restore sight to people who have lost their vision due to degenerative eye diseases such as macular degeneration, according to the results of research with rats.

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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