Posted on 16th April 2012
Researchers in Ireland have found that part of the immune system is involved in the development of Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and by controlling it, could prevent the progression of the disease.
Using animal and donor human eyes, the team found that the part of the immune system that initiates the inflammatory response in cells leading to conditions like AMD (the fantastically named ‘inflammasome’) could be controlled and doing so prevented the progression of dry AMD to wet AMD.
This opens up a whole new avenue of potential treatment options for AMD. Currently dry AMD can be influenced by nutritional supplements whilst wet AMD requires injections of special types of drugs known as anti-VEGF.
At cameron optometry, we really know our stuff when it comes to AMD and we have the most advanced macular scanning OCT available to give you the most accurate assessment of your macula particularly if you have a family history of AMD.
29th December 2018
An Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal has been awarded to Donald Cameron in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2019. The award recognises the practice's former managing director's...Read more
05th December 2018
Last month we welcomed parents of children with congenital cataracts to a coffee morning to meet others in a similar position and to discuss any concerns with our optometrists. We are also setting up ...Read more