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Dr Sarah Doyle receives Irish Research Council (IRC) Starting Laureate Award
Dr Sarah Doyle has been awarded an IRC Starting Laureate Award to research 'Does immune senescence contribute to age-related macular degeneration?'
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that causes the gradual loss of sight due to blurring or loss of central vision. This is often as a result of a deterioration of the macula, a yellow pigmented structure at the back of the eye that is responsible for our detailed colour vision. The severity of the disease depends on each person and on how quickly it is detected. AMD is a chronic disease - it cannot be cured and in many patients sight cannot be restored after it is lost. However certain forms of the disease can be treated. Early detection is important to potentially stop the spread of the disease and to protect your sight.