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 […]

Which medication is best for wet macular degeneration?

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers studied the ocular as well as systemic effects that three anti-VEGF therapies had on patients. Pegatanib, ranibizumab and bevacizumab were all compared to patients who received no anti-VEGF treatments Researchers evaluated specific studies from databases and focused on 16 randomized controlled trials that had a total of 6347 […]

Revolutionary treatment restores vision

A study that involved a revolutionary treatment using stem cells from the eyes of non-living donors is detailed in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine. Researchers hope that this pioneering treatment may hold the key to finding a cure for blindness that is caused by damage to the cornea. Eight patients with condition known as Limbal stem […]

Gene therapy used to treat AMD

A surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital in the UK successfully injected a synthetic gene into a patient’s eye in the hope of stopping the progression of age-related macular degeneration. The patient, Janet Osborne, is the first person to receive the gene therapy in the trial that is being conducted at the John Radcliffe Hospital […]

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 […]

The latest retinal eye treatment is a TRAP!

A new treatment for eye disease is designed to bind all forms of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-A (VEGF-A) and Placental Growth Factor (PLGF) proteins which play a part in the abnormal growth of new blood vessels. It is known as VEGF Trap-Eye.