The two patients have advanced AMD – age-related macular degeneration – which destroys the central vision.
Both were losing their sight.
But an implanted “patch” of stem cells over the damage at the back of the eye has restored the central vision enough not only for reading but to see faces that used to be a grey blur.19 Mar 2018
Can central vision loss be restored?
People suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can lose some or all of their central vision. The disease rarely affects the side (peripheral) vision, and for those whose central vision is affected, in some circumstances vision may be regained.12 Apr 2017
How can I regain my vision?
Keep reading to learn other ways you can improve your vision.
- Get enough key vitamins and minerals.
- Don’t forget the carotenoids.
- Stay fit.
- Manage chronic conditions.
- Wear protective eyewear.
- That includes sunglasses.
- Follow the 20-20-20 rule.
- Quit smoking.
14 Dec 2017
What causes central vision loss?
Central vision loss results from degeneration of the fovea – the central pit of the retina, where visual acuity is sharpest. The most common cause is age-related macular degeneration, which is also the leading cause of blindness in older adults.12 Aug 2015
What percentage of macular degeneration patients go blind?
Wet macular degeneration accounts for approximately 10 percent of cases, but results in 90 percent of legal blindness.5 Jan 2016