Faster testing of treatments for age-related macular degeneration


The retina is a layer of nerve tissue lining the inside of the eye. Its job is to convert light into vision. Near the center of the retina is the macula, where the sharpest vision occurs. The macula is responsible for “straight ahead” vision, used for reading, driving, recognizing faces and more. Macular degeneration is an eye problem that causes the retinal cells in the macular area to break down.

University of Minnesota
Deborah Ferrington, PhD