Melbourne researchers will lead the world’s most intensive investigation to uncover why some people with age-related macular degeneration are at much greater risk of losing their sight. The world-first study, led by Professor Robyn Guymer from the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) and the University of Melbourne, is the largest ever assembled to determine the causes of a high-risk form of AMD and develop new treatments to prevent vision loss. The team, which also includes researchers from the University of Melbourne, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and universities in the US and UK, will bring together experts in eye health, artificial intelligence, genetics, stem cell research and bioinformatics to tackle the disease, which affects millions of elderly people worldwide. The team will work with optometrists to recruit hundreds of Australians with normal vision and AMD and utilise data from tens of thousands of eye scans internationally for the […]