Coastal Eye Group News

Macular degeneration linked to aging immune cells

April 6, 2018

From the Washington University of St. Louis School of Medicine website:

As people age, their immune systems age, too. And new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that aging immune cells increase the risk for age-related macular degeneration, a major cause of blindness in the United States.

Studying mice and cells from patients, the researchers found that as immune cells called macrophages age, they are more likely to contribute to the inflammation and abnormal blood vessel growth that damage vision in macular degeneration.

 

Macular degeneration linked to aging immune cells

Welcome to Dr. Jenna Benson

March 16, 2018

We’re excited to have Dr. Jenna Benson join our practice. She’ll be providing medical and surgical care for patients in both our Georgetown and Murrells Inlet offices. To learn more about Dr. Benson, visit her profile page.