New implant delivers medicine continuously to eye

The current therapy for treating wet macular degeneration involves costly, frequent injections into the eye. Researchers are currently working on a new therapy that involves putting an implant into the eye that would continuously deliver the medication into the eye. Injection therapy only offers temporary help in preserving central vision with wet macular degeneration and […]

Donor Cells Implanted for Macular Degeneration

Researchers at the Riken Institute in Japan completed the first clinical trial involving the transplantation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) from donors. Five patients received the donated cells. Artificially grown retinal cells were made from donor iPS cells and were used to treat the patients suffering from wet age-related macular degeneration. The first […]

Time-release coating developed to keep AMD drug in eye longer

A new drug-delivery system developed by a team of biomedical engineers at Johns Hopkins will enable a new wet macular degeneration drug to stay in the eye longer meaning fewer injections. The research team tested their new drug and its time-release coating in mice that had similar eye abnormalities as are found in people with […]

Tiny microbot inserted in eyes can deliver medicine to treat AMD

Researchers are testing a new system which would deliver drugs to the eyes via tiny microbot inserted into the eyes of patients suffering from wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).