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Laboratory mouse
May 16, 2010
Intravitreal injection of ketorolac (Acular) into the eyes of laboratory rats significantly inhibited the growth of laser-induced choroidal neovascularization (CNV), according to a recently published report. A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that inflammation plays a central role in the development of choroidal neovascularization (...

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Pills
May 13, 2010
People 65 years and older who frequently take aspirin have an increased risk of developing aging macula disorder — also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) — according to a population-based, cross-sectional study presented here at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2010 Annual Meeting. "There have been...

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submacular hemorrhage
Jan 26, 2010
Anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents are strongly associated with the development of large subretinal hemorrhages in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients, according to a new study. Patients with thick submacular hemorrhage complicating AMD typically have a poor visual prognosis. According to retrospective reports, the natural...

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Senior women
Dec 17, 2009
Low-dose aspirin has no effect on the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in adult women over 10 years of treatment and follow-up, according to a new research study. There are several possible pathways through which aspirin may exert a beneficial effect in AMD. At low doses (100 mg every other day), aspirin irreversibly inhibits...

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Visudyne
May 19, 2008
A new study published in the current edition of the journal Retina finds that patients taking aspirin had worse visual outcomes following photodynamic therapy (PDT). PDT with verteporfin is used for treatment of choroidal neovascularization in several conditions, including age-related macular degeneration. Platelet aggregation is one of the...

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Apr 18, 2008
A panel of experts discussed controversial issues surrounding the treatment of AMD at the Retina 2008 meeting. Below are excerpts from the transcript published by ONS Supersite. Retina is making history because intravitreal injections are now No. 3 on the list of ophthalmic procedures coded for Medicare reimbursement, following cataract with...

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