Macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness among older Americans, could be cured by an eye drop developed by scientists. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine have discovered the decreasing cholesterol levels in the eye can stop the growth of blood vessel. This can cause age-related macular degeneration.
In the April Issue of Cell Metabolism, the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and in the US, report a key link between macular degeneration and cholesterol build up in white blood cells and cause inflammation.
Dr. Rajendra Apte, an ophthalmologist at Washington University School of Medicine who led the study said that the results have significant therapeutic implication. Dr. Apte added, “People with earlier stages of AMD could potentially be treated with the aim of delaying or preventing progression.”
It is with hope that this new health discovery would lead to AMD treatment. Learn more about this news though The Telegraph’s Richard Gray.