UK surgeons hail ‘world first’ op to tackle leading cause of sight loss

18 February 2019 – ITV News

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes the deterioration of cells in the macular, the central part of the retina, and affects more than 600,000 people in the UK.

Medics at the John Radcliffe Hospital said their pioneering operation, thought to be a world first, after carrying out a gene therapy condition, could have a significant impact on the quality of life and independence of those who suffer from AMD.


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