MyVisionTest News Archive

Displaying news items tagged with CNV (More tags »)
SELECT PAGE
First <<  1 2 3 4 5   >> Last

Children
Feb 27, 2011
Anti-VEGF drugs were safe and effective in the treatment of choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVMs) secondary to a variety of etiologies in 4 children, according to a new study. In the pediatric population, the diagnosis and management of choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVM) is challenging. Pediatric CNVMs are an infrequent but significant...

Full Article


Avastin
Feb 27, 2011
Avastin (bevacizumab) is effective in the treatment of parapapillary choroidal neovascularization (CNV), according to a new study. Parapapillary CNV represent an uncommon type of neovascularization that can be associated with several ocular diseases, of which age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common one. Visual acuity was...

Full Article


Laboratory mouse
Nov 22, 2010
N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) inhibited the development of laser-induced choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in mice, according to a new study. Chemically, N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) is similar to the amino acid cysteine. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. NAC is a potent antioxidant and has many uses in medicine. NAC acts as a cysteine...

Full Article


Age-related Macular Degeneration
Oct 25, 2010
An oral retinol-binding protein inhibitor showed promising results in a phase 2 proof of concept study for geographic atrophy, a clinician reported at the joint meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology. Fenretinide (ReVision Therapeutics) slowed the progression of advanced dry age-related...

Full Article


Vitreomacular traction
Sep 12, 2010
Good visual outcomes can be achieved without surgery in patients with choroidal neovascularization (CNVM) that develop vitreomacular traction (VMT), according to a new study. Adhesion between the retina and vitreous occurs regularly in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and may cause VMT in eyes with CNVM, a retrospective...

Full Article


Punctate inner choroidopathy
Aug 24, 2010
The clinical characteristics of a large series of patients with punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) is presented in a new research report. The term punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) was first used by Watzke et al in 1984 to describe findings in a group of 10 patients with multifocal, well-circumscribed, usually small choroidal lesions. These...

Full Article


Laboratory mouse
Jul 27, 2010
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF)-α contributes to inflammation-associated angiogenesis. This study finds that TNF-α mice that lack receptor 1a suffered worse choroidal neovascularization (CNV), and mice that lack 1b receptors had reduced CNV. TNF-α is a cytokine that stimulates the expression of proangiogenic VEGF, induces...

Full Article


Laboratory glassware
May 17, 2010
Pericytes, the contractile cells surrounding capillaries, may use mechanical forces to initiate angiogenesis, the "sprouting" of new blood vessels, according to a new study. The study is among the first to examine mechanical signaling by pericytes as a potential driver of angiogenesis. Previously, scientists have focused on the chemical...

Full Article


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 (...

Full Article


Myopic macular degeneration
May 6, 2010
Myopic choroidal neovascularisation (mCNV) may develop secondary to choroidal vascular insufficiency, according to a new study. High myopia is associated with excessive and progressive elongation of the globe, resulting in a variety of fundus changes that lead to visual impairment, including lacquer cracks in the Bruch membrane, choroidal...

Full Article


SELECT PAGE
First <<  1 2 3 4 5   >> Last
Most Popular
Less - past - More