Although this condition, which is called AMD and causes central vision loss, is generally not reversible, symptomatic treatments are routinely applied to slow the disease progression.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can cause vision problems, as well as conditions that can lead to blindness. Now, researchers have developed an artificial retina for this condition, which is currently not fully curable.
This condition, which is called AMD and causes central (central) vision loss, is generally irreversible, but is routinely treated as symptomatic (findings) (various interventional treatment methods are available in addition to all these treatments) to slow the disease progression (progression).
Spanish researchers developed artificial retinas to be implanted. It is stated that the developed retina contains several layers of retinal cells and the cell layers are brought together with silk fibroin fibers and a protective gel. The researchers’ ultimate goal is to implant the aforementioned retinas in people with AMD, thereby eliminating vision loss.
The retinas produced were tested in laboratory cultures, and according to studies, nerve cells in the retina survived and progressed in the direction of interaction with surrounding cells.
Although the current studies are quite new, if animal studies give positive results in the future, human studies can be started and the studies can be a hope for the treatment of these diseases.