Zinc Link To Leading Cause Of Blindness Has Echoes Of Alzheimer's Disease

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An international research team led by scientists at the Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL (University College London), has found high levels of zinc in the deposits in the eye which are a marker of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in the elderly in the developed world. The finding, published in the latest edition of Experimental Eye Research, contributes to a better understanding of AMD and could influence the development of effective treatments.

Period23 Mar 2007

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  • TitleZinc Link To Leading Cause Of Blindness Has Echoes Of Alzheimer's Disease
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletScience Daily
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date23/03/2007
    DescriptionAn international research team led by scientists at the Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL (University College London), has found high levels of zinc in the deposits in the eye which are a marker of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in the elderly in the developed world. The finding, published in the latest edition of Experimental Eye Research, contributes to a better understanding of AMD and could influence the development of effective treatments.
    URLhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/03/070322142245.htm
    PersonsImre Lengyel