Role of Macrophages in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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Clinical Science R&D
July 2020 -
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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly in the US and in more than a million veterans over the age of 45, resulting in a tremendous burden of care. The objective of this proposed project is to investigate the role of retinal macrophages and relationship to functional and structural biomarkers of disease progression in dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common form of AMD (85%) and currently without cures. Development of retinal im...