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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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Laboratory glassware
Jan 21, 2011
Advanced Cell Technology said on Monday it had won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to test human embryonic stem cells for treating macular degeneration, a common cause of vision loss. It is the second FDA-approved trial for ACT's stem cell product and the third for the controversial and powerful stem cells. ACT said it would...

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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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geographic atrophy
Aug 26, 2010
Pseudocysts in the retinal layers are present in about 27% of eyes with geographic atrophy (GA) attributable to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a recent research report. In several studies of eyes with GA, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) shows the atrophic areas as thin and hyperreflective. This...

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Dry Macular Degeneration
Aug 26, 2010
Some patients with geographic atrophy benefit for at least 3 years from an autologous graft of choroid and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), according to a new research study. Geographic atrophy accounts for severe vision loss and blindness in about 40% of the patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Therapeutic approaches are...

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Dry Macular Degeneration
Jul 28, 2010
A new study finds that combined confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (cSLO) and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) imaging provides unprecedented insight into dynamic microstructural changes of geographic atrophy (GA) enlargement that may help to better understand the pathogenesis of the disease. The factors predisposing to...

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Drusenoid pigment epithelial detachment
May 9, 2010
Intravitreal injection of an anti-VEGF agent and a complement inhibitor proved safe in treating age-related macular degeneration, Dr Scott Cousins, said at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2010 meeting. "Drusen contain all the different complement family of molecules, not just the effectors but also the activator and...

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Dry Macular Degeneration
Mar 26, 2010
Acucela Inc. and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. have announced that they have received Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ACU-4429, an investigational oral treatment for dry age-related macular degeneration (dry AMD). The FDA's Fast Track programs are designed to facilitate the development and expedite the...

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