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Visudyne
Feb 17, 2012
A new study finds an association between complement factor H (CFH), high-temperature requirement A-1 (HTRA1), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) genotypes and response to treatment with photodynamic therapy (PDT) for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a Japanese population. Studies...

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Racial groups
Jan 16, 2012
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) has long been thought to be more frequent in non-Hispanic whites than in blacks in the United States. This was based on observations reported in clinical case series. The use of new AMD classification schemes and severity scales in large population-based studies has confirmed that non-Hispanic whites have...

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Racial diversity
Jan 16, 2012
The 4-year incidence and progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in Latinos are lower than in non-Hispanic whites, according to a report from the Latino Eye Study. Latinos represent the largest of minority populations in the United States. According to the 2004 US Census, 35.6 million people, or 12.5% of the nation's residents,...

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Age-related Macular Degeneration
Jan 16, 2012
The Latino Eye Study found that ocular factors such as cataract, cataract surgery, and refractive errors associated with early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) lesions found in Latinos are consistent with those in non-Hispanic Whites. Previous population-based studies among Caucasians have identified possible associations of various...

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Racial diversity
Jan 16, 2012
The Latino Eye Study identified older age and higher pulse pressure as risk factors for 4-year incidence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in adult Latinos. Latinos constitute the largest and fastest-growing minority segment of the US population. If recent trends continue, the US Latino population is estimated to increase to 102.6...

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Racial groups
Jan 16, 2012
Racial minorities, including Latinos and Asian Americans, do not appear to have similar risks of developing nonexudative and exudative Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as whites in the United States, according to a recent study. Several large population-based studies have examined differences in the prevalence of AMD between whites and...

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Oxigene
Jan 7, 2012
OXiGENE has announced that Dr. Timothy Lai presented encouraging data from the FAVOR study of Zybrestat in polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) at the 6th Asia-Pacific VitreoRetina Society (APVRS) Congress in India in December 2011. FAVOR is a Phase 2 study investigating the use of a single intravenous injection of Zybrestat at different...

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Asian family
Feb 26, 2011
Researchers have found a relationship between diabetes mellitus and early age-related macular degeneration in Korean adults, according to a new study. Other than age, the epidemiologic risk factors most consistently associated with AMD are cardiovascular risk factors. Many cardiovascular disease risk factors have been suggested as potential...

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Asian family
Oct 25, 2010
Among Chinese adults, myopic retinopathy is associated with higher age, worse best corrected visual acuity, deeper anterior chamber, larger optic disc and greater prevalence of open-angle glaucoma, according to a new study The prevalence of myopia has increased markedly in countries located at the Pacific Rim, and myopia is now one of the major...

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Japan
Nov 25, 2009
The incidence of late age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among the Japanese is lower than among white people in Western countries, and is higher than among black people, according to a new study. The pathogenesis of AMD remains poorly understood. It is thus very important to determine the precise incidence of AMD and to identify its risk...

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