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Professor from Health participating in major project on widespread eye disease

Backed by a grant of DKK 12.5 million from the Velux Foundation, a new national research group intends to move closer to a treatment method for the widespread but neglected eye condition AMD. AU researcher Bent Honoré is one of the participants in the group.


Around 50,000 elderly Danes can hope to benefit from the work that a newly established national research group is now beginning. The goal is to find a more effective treatment for the widespread eye disease AMD.

Bent Honoré from the Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, has together with research colleagues from Zealand University Hospital, the University of Copenhagen and Aalborg University Hospital, received a grant of DKK 12.5 million. The goal is to put an end to so many people developing the disease, which is the most frequent cause of impaired vision in the elderly. AMD (age-related macular degeneration) is expected to affect around twice as many by the year 2040 – meaning as many as 100,000 elderly people.

DMSc, Professor Bent Honoré
Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University
Email: bh@biomed.au.dk
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