Researchers Determine That Two Separate Eye Diseases May Contribute to Common Blinding Eye Condition—Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Two separate eye diseases may contribute to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in the United States, according to a new study from New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Hospital. The research, published on January 9, 2023 in Eye, is the first to demonstrate that two different types of deposits in the retina may contribute to early AMD, which can progress to advanced AMD and blindness. These two diseases could be diagnosed, studied, and treated separately with appropriate early intervention to prevent vision loss and other complications. The Eye article is titled “Two Potentially Distinct Pathways to Geographic Atrophy in Age-Related Macular Degeneration Characterized by Quantitative Fundus Autofluorescence.”
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