About The Author

Nicolas is a research scientist at the University of Poitiers.

Use Of Blood Or Skin Cells To Model Retinal Diseases In A Dish

AMD (Age-related Macular Degenerescence) is the first cause of visual impairment. The main characteristic of the disease is the occurrence of drusen at an early stage (age-related maculopathy), followed years later by choroidal neovascularization (exudative AMD), or progressive retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) and loss of photoreceptor cells in the macular area (atrophic AMD). This disease