Explore How the Interlinked Metabolism between Photoreceptors & RPE is a Mechanism for Dry-AMD Progression, & a Target for Therapeutic Intervention

Time: 10:25 am
day: Pre-Conference Focus Day


  • Explore how induced mitochondrial oxidative stress specifically in RPE causes the RPE to switch from oxidative phosphorylation to glycolytic metabolism, which leads to photoreceptor dysfunction and death
  • Discuss how the reduction of glycolytic metabolism in photoreceptors results in dysfunction and death of RPE
  • Discover how drugs that enhance glycolysis and mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation rescues both cell types from degeneration and protects patients from developing AMD