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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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Dry Macular Degeneration
Feb 27, 2011
A deficiency of an enzyme that degrades RNA, known as DICER1, may cause dry age-related macular degeneration, according to a new study. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is as prevalent as cancer in industrialized countries, is a leading cause of blindness. In contrast to neovascular AMD, the more common atrophic form of AMD is...

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Dry Macular Degeneration
Oct 25, 2010
Ongoing clinical trials exploring the use of complement inhibitors for treating nonexudative age-related macular degeneration offer promise for a disease state that has long been considered difficult to treat, according to a speaker at the joint meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology....

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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...

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