News about retinal degenerations from Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology
This year's Iraty Award for Research in Retinal Diseases honors Petr Baranov, PhD, a scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard...
A recent meta-analysis, led by Deeba Husain, MD, suggests that AMD patients present distinct plasma metabolomic profiles, which vary with disease severity. After analyzing blood samples of their 491 patients from two cohorts–one in Boston and one in Coimbra, Portugal–they found that metabolites differed significantly between AMD patients as compared to controls, and with various stages of the disease.... Read more about Researchers Identify Metabolomics as a Potential Tool to Improve Diagnostic and Prognostic Information on AMD
A study led by Eleftherios Paschalis, PhD, describes a mechanism by which patients with acute ocular injuries become susceptible to progressive neurodegeneration long after the injury has taken place.... Read more about Neuroglial Remodeling After Injury May Contribute to Retinal Degeneration