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Avastin
Apr 22, 2011
Avastin (bevacizumab) is the most popular pharmacological treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries in the United States. Over the past 3 years, both Avastin (bevacizumab) and Lucentis (ranibizumab) have emerged as the most common therapies for neovascular AMD as reported by...

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Avastin
Feb 26, 2011
Utilizing a treat-and-extend treatment regimen for Avastin (bevacizumab) and Lucentis (ranibizumab) therapy proved visually efficacious as well as time- and cost-efficient among patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a speaker said at the Macula 2011 meeting. While visual outcomes and recurrence rates were similar for...

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Loneliness
Aug 27, 2010
In a reversal of popular assumptions new research shows that when people with sight loss suffer depression and low quality of life it is more to do with low incomes, ill health and lack of social participation, than it is to do with their loss of vision. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Manchester School of Social...

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James McCarthy, president of Freedom Vision, magnifies a label with the Quicklook Focus, a gadget intended to enlarge images for people with vision problems.
Apr 9, 2010
New guidelines that outline best practices for measuring the economic burden of visual impairment will make it easier for the policy, science and medical communities to draw conclusions and compare results across studies. The guidelines arose from a working group convened by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and...

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Jun 2, 2008
A blind solicitor from Perth, Australia is threatening to take American Express to court because he can no longer read his credit card statements online. In December, the firm changed its statements to a format which cannot be read by special software used by the visually impaired. Mr Godfrey-McKay, 53, browses the internet using a screen...

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Apr 24, 2008
The nation's major credit reporting companies will make on-line credit reports accessible to blind people's audio software under an agreement announced Wednesday. The program, scheduled to take effect by the end of the year, was negotiated by the American Council of the Blind, its California affiliate and the three largest credit reporting...

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