Astrocytes and glaucomatous neurodegeneration
degeneration (AMD) ...
is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65 years of age. In the United States alone, more than 70 million people are expected to have reached this age by the year 2050. Up to 20% of individuals older than 65 and 37% by age 75 are at risk for developing AMD. Read more
The Lasker/IRRF Initiative for Innovation in Vision Science
Degenerative diseases of the retina are devastating conditions leading to severe visual impairment and blindness. Their causes and paths of treatment have long evaded scientists. Since 2008, the Lasker Foundation and the International Retinal Research Foundation (IRRF) have been engaged in a collaborative effort to accelerate discovery of sight-saving treatments and ways to prevent retinal degenerative diseases. Chaired by John Dowling of Harvard University, the Initiative has produced four reports and five review articles that identify knowledge gaps in research and apply innovative solutions to retinal diseases.
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