Behind the lab doors: Eye Care Centre

May 17, 2024
Photo of Dr. Matsubara lab's members

Researchers at Dr. Joanne Matsubara’s lab are investigating treatments to halt the progression of wet age-related macular degeneration.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a debilitating disease affecting 2.5 million older adults in Canada. Characterized by two main types — dry and wet — the disease targets central vision, impacting activities requiring fine motor skills such as reading or driving. 

Research is making great strides to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those impacted by AMD. Leading the charge is Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) investigator Dr. Joanne Matsubara, whose team of vision experts at the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) Eye Care Centre is studying treatments for various retinal diseases.

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