News: Surgery for Wet AMD

 April 2016

We can’t transplant the retina (yet) but researchers in Italy have had success replacing damaged tissue below the retina in the choroid layer with tissue from the patient because it has less chance of being rejected. Tissue taken from the patient and moved to the choroid is called autologous choroidal transplantation.

Click here to review ‘the science stuff’ regarding how the eye is structured.

Here are 2 articles about the procedure.

Click here for a more technically-oriented article in Ocular Surgery News.

Click here for an easier to read version in WebRN.

 

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