Age-related Macular Degeneration
Frequently Asked Questions
19. What research is being done?
The National Eye Institute scientists are
- identifying key biochemical pathways involved in the disease and are exploring therapies that could interrupt these pathways.
- exploring ways to regenerate tissues destroyed by AMD.
- studying the possibility of transplanting healthy cells into a diseased retina and
- evaluating families with a history of AMD to understand genetic and hereditary factors that may cause the disease.
The NEI Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI) is taking on one of the biggest challenges in medicine: the regeneration of nerve cells in the retina and brain.
This research should provide better ways to detect, treat, and prevent vision loss in people with AMD.