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New peptide could improve treatment for vision-threatening disease

March 20, 2017

Johns Hopkins researchers report that a new peptide holds promise for improving treatment for degenerative retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy.

These vascular diseases often result in central vision loss as blood vessels grow into tissues at the back of the eye, where such growth should not occur.