Exciting Collaborative Research Developments in Progress
A more in-depth understanding of what exactly is wrong in patients with age-related macular degeneration and how anatomical retina changes affect their vision. Dallas-based research is focused on developing more specialized tests that measure the earliest retina function and anatomy changes beyond just basic vision such as how the retina functions in dim light. This will allow retina physicians to create more individualized treatments as well as more rapid assessments.
New drug delivery devices and implants such as a contact lens that can deliver time-released medication directly to the eye, avoiding many of the systemic issues associated with drugs that must travel through the bloodstream.