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The technique restores sight by moving the fovea - the section of the eye responsible for sharpest vision - away from the diseased area to a healthy part of the macula.
breaks down the protein fibers which cause the abnormal traction between the vitreous and the macula that causes VMT.
Martin Posta, who works for The Macula, said: "The Liverpool challenge is one of the most important events for The Macula team in 2011.
ANNIVERSARY: The Liver Building will be the focus of events to mark its centenary DRAMATIC: The Macula have carried out son et lumiere displays across the world including on the "U Hybernu" theatre and Astrological Clock Tower in Prague (above) and on the Burj Khalifa complex, Dubai
The macula lies near the centre of the retina at the back of the eye and is responsible for fine detailed central vision and the processing of light.
Age-related macular degeneration is caused as cells in the macula become damaged and worn out.
Sometimes the delicate cells of the macula become damaged and stop working.
This finding was corroborated on OCT (Figure 3C), which showed thickening of the macula.
The macula consists of millions of light-sensitive cells that help provide the central vision used in reading, driving, recognizing faces, and doing close work, such as sewing.
Some of them will damage the macula - the most sensitive part of the retina - which can cause tiny blood vessels to burst through it, causing macula cells to die.
Our hope at the end is that everybody can get to this data in an easy fashion and use it to help them," Macula says.
The macula is located in the retina, behind the pupil, and is responsible for central vision.