August 21, 2020
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A class of medications long used to curb HIV infection shows promise as a therapy for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), suggest findings from an NIH-funded study. Damaged cells from the eyes of mice with geographic atrophy (also known as the “dry” form of AMD) are shown at left. Treating the mice with the HIV drugs nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors protected the cells from deteriorating.