Moorfields Eye Hospital along with University College London have pioneered a new treatment for Age Related Macular Degeneration. This ground breaking treatment has restored the sight of patients in a small clinical trial. They have gone from ”not being able to read at all, even with glasses, to reading 60-80 words a minute with normal reading glasses.”
Patients were given a special “patch” of stem cells to repair the damage to their eyes from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Surgeons engineered a patch of tissue derived from stem cells and inserted it under the retina, the part of the eye that registers an image.
AMD causes rapid loss in the central area of vision and affects more than 600,000 people in the UK. This treatment could be available under the NHS within 5 years. We have partnered with the Macular Society to try and push forward awareness and help for those who suffer with Macula conditions. To learn more click here.
Here at Redgate Opticians we routinely test for Age Related Macular Degeneration. Our experts are able to detect the early signs of AMD and with our Ophthalmologists guidance are able to refer patients quickly for the latest treatments.