Restoring vision to millions of people – Biotech’s Future

Restoring vision to millions of people – Biotech’s Future

NICOLE WAGNER: LambdaVision is working to manufacture a protein-based retinal implant for the treatment of retinal degenerative diseases. ♪ MUSIC ♪ So retinitis pigmentosa actually affects your peripheral vision first and then over time, that window of vision actually narrows so that you can’t see. Age-related macular degeneration works in the opposite way. So you…

Age-Related Eye Diseases

Age-Related Eye Diseases

>Now let’s switch gears to eye diseases, they’re common and can go unnoticed for a long time because some have no symptoms at first. So an eye exam is imperative for diagnosis, it’s that correct? We don’t see somebody symptoms. >That is correct. The classic disorder that would see what that would be glaucoma, glaucoma…

Taking a Closer Look at Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Taking a Closer Look at Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration–also called AMD–is a leading cause of vision loss in older Americans. This eye disease damages the macula–a small region in the center of the eye’s light-sensing tissue, called the retina. The macula contains millions of cells that give us sharp, central, and color vision. The vision that we use to read, write,…