Combatting Vision Loss in All AgesVision loss is most closely associated with old age. However, it can impact people's lives at any age; even babies can lose their vision. New research shows that it may be possible to restore vision in the young and the old, when vision loss is due to retinopathy or when blood vessels grow out of control in the retina. Diabetic retinopathy is when blood sugar levels are out of whack, causing new blood vessels to grow in the retina.
"Potentially, even patients with advanced disease progression could see their fortunes turned around," says senior study author Courtney Griffin, Ph.D.
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