Select Page

Doctors presume that within about five years or so, there will be a cure for the most common form of blindness. AMD, age-related macular degeneration, is when the small part in the center of your eye, the macula, begins to decay due to age. This form of blindness causes severe vision limitations. Especially for those whose ages are above 60. Two elder patients in the UK underwent a procedure back in 2015 and their results have been wonderful!

 

Degeneration of the Macula

There are two main types of AMD. Dry form and wet form. Dry form is when drusen, tiny yellow deposits, start building up within your eye. As they get bigger and grow in numbers, your vision will begin to distort. Eventually leading to being incapable of seeing due to blind spots and/or just loss of all central vision. On the other hand, you have wet form. This is when blood vessels begin to leak blood into your retina. Once again, the build up will eventually lead to blind spots and loss of all central vision. Reading becomes extremely difficult in even early stages of AMD. However, progression with further macular degeneration makes it impossible to read even a word.

 

Experiment Gone Right!

The London Project to Cure Blindness was behind the breakthrough. Two of their patients were experiencing extreme dismay due to loss of vision. They were unable to read and had much difficulty seeing most of anything. The experiment consisted of a patch of stem cells that may be applied to the damaged area of the eye. Here are some statements from one of the patients:

“In the months before the operation my sight was really poor and I couldn’t see anything out of my right eye,” he said. “I was struggling to see things clearly, even when up close.

“After the surgery my eyesight improved to the point where I can now read the newspaper and help my wife out with the gardening. It’s brilliant what the team have done and I feel so lucky to have been given my sight back.”

Their hopes are that this will eventually be a low-cost procedure that can be done for those of all income rates. Along the lines of a cataract surgery!

South Florida Media Comments

guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

About The Author

Santino DeBlasiis

Rome, New York born and bred. Strong Italian heritage and a whole lot of talent. Let's play some Bocce. I'll win and then write about it. Otherwise, I'll be by the water throwing in a line and having a drink.

Will There Be An End To Time Itself?

Will There Be An End To Time Itself?

Exploring the Theoretical Physics Will Time Itself Have an End? In the vast expanse of the cosmos, time is a fundamental concept that governs the very fabric of reality. Yet, as we delve deeper into the realms of theoretical physics, we are confronted with the...

Get Wise:  Has The Future Already Happened?

Get Wise: Has The Future Already Happened?

Has the Future Already Happened? Unraveling the Mysteries of Time The concept of time has long fascinated philosophers, scientists, and laypeople alike. While we perceive time as a linear progression from past to present to future, some theories suggest that the past,...

NASA’s Newly Released Images Of Mars (2024)

NASA’s Newly Released Images Of Mars (2024)

Unveiling the Martian Marvels A Glimpse into the Wonders of Curiosity Rover's Martian Odyssey In the desolate expanse of the Martian landscape, where rust-colored dunes stretch as far as the eye can see and ancient craters bear witness to the passage of time, a lone...

Get Wise: is the Universe in Someone’s Brain?

Get Wise: is the Universe in Someone’s Brain?

Exploring the Mind-Bending Concept: Is the Universe a Giant Being's Brain? In the vast expanse of cosmic wonderment, where galaxies swirl and stars dance in an endless symphony of light, there exists a tantalizing notion that stretches the limits of human imagination:...