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RISE Study: Lucentis is superior to laser for diabetic macular edema

The treatment options for diabetic macular edema continues to grow. Anti-VEGF therapies appear to be very effective, but suffer from short-term benefit and the need for continual retreatment. Sustained release steroid implants (Iluvien) is another recent development for DME. The advantage Iluvien has over Lucentis is that it is administered as a 2...

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Safety of anti-VEGF therapy for AMD

It would be a mistake to assume that the risks associated with intravitreal Avastin use are the same as those for Lucentis. Chemically, the two molecules are very different. The vigorous studies that have been conducted on Lucentis reveal that there are few significant risks associated with its use. It is tempting to assume that the same is true...

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Lucentis for wet AMD with very low vision

There is some controversy regarding the benefit of anti-VEGF therapy for patients with very poor vision and/or long-standing maculopathy. It is thought that many of these patients may have scarring of the macula that could prevent them from responding favorably to treatment. A few small studies have been performed on this patient population with...

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Selective retina therapy for acute central serous chorioretinopathy

The search continues for a safe and effective means of speeding the resolution of acute CSC. Because most cases of acute CSC will resolve fully without intervention, it is imperative that any treatment that is undertaken have a very low risk of adverse effects. Safety-enhanced photodynamic therapy is currently the most appealing of the available...

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DNA double-helix molecule
Feb 27, 2012
A new study finds that genes in different pathways influence progression to different stages of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is known to be influenced primarily by genetic factors, although environmental and behavioral factors also play important roles. Multiple studies have shown that several genes in the alternative complement...

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Feb 26, 2012
When patients are told by their ophthalmologist that they have early signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), they often ask about the risk of their AMD progressing. Long-term epidemiological studies that have collected information on the prevalence, incidence, and natural history of AMD provide data to answer this question. These studies...

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Dry Macular Degeneration
Feb 26, 2012
Researchers have developed a risk score for developing geographic atrophy (GA) involving easily obtainable information among patients with bilateral large drusen. Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and geographic atrophy (GA) are two forms of end-stage AMD. GA is responsible for about 10% of the severe vision loss attributed to the AMD, and...

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