Macular Degeneration

October 7, 2009

Part 1: Introduction to Stem Cells and Retinal Disease

Part I of a series regarding stem cell transplantation. It may be the cure for macular degeneration and other diseases.
October 8, 2009

SurModics' Drug Delivery to Release Lucentis for Macular Degeneration

Surmodics announces agreement with Genentech/Roche to combine proprietary drug delivery system with Lucentis (ranibizumab) for the treatment of wet macular degeneration.
October 8, 2009

Part 2: Transplanting Stem Cells to Treat Macular Degeneration

Part 2: Stem cells are potentially an endless source of healthy Retinal Pigment Epithelium (RPE) cells that may be used to replace damaged cells in macular degeneration.
October 16, 2009

Are Dilating Drops Always Necessary?

Complete pupillary dilation is necessary for proper examination of the retina. Patient's with macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy need to be dilated every time.