Preventing Blindness from Age-related Macular Degeneration and Stargardt’s Disease

Research has found that slowing down the aggregation of vitamin A in the eye may help prevent vision loss caused by macular degeneration. Rather than changing the way the eye processes the vitamin, the research team focused on changing the structure of vitamin A itself. The research has implications for treating age-related macular degeneration, a top cause of blindness, and Stargardt’s disease, the most common cause of juvenile macular degeneration.

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