Age-Related Macular Degeneration May Be Triggered by Tiny Mineral Deposits

Friday, January 30, 2015 | Medical Studies , Retina


New research from scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has found that tiny lumps of calcium phosphate may be an important triggering factor for AMD, a degenerative eye disease that can cause severe vision loss and blindness. This is the first time these mineral deposits have been implicated in the disease, which affects more than 10 million Americans. The article appeared in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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