Novel Mechanisms Of Early Age Related Macular Degeneration

Grant number: 1138253 | Funding period: 2018 - 2021

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Abstract

Age Related Macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness in Australia. In this project we will examine a novel mechanism by which the cells at the back of the eye, called retinal pigment eptihelial cells contribute to vision loss early in the disease. In addition we will examine the potential for two currently used drugs as well as a novel laser treatment in slowing the progression of disease.

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