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Intravitreal injection
Apr 30, 2008
Patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who have failed therapy with either photodynamic therapy (PDT) alone, or with a vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor (VEGF) alone may experience significant improvements in visual acuity when treated with a combination of PDT, anti-VEGF, and steroids, according to research presented at...

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Apr 30, 2008
A well-documented risk with choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) resulting from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is that in time, the CNV will spread to the fellow eye, eventually leaving the patient with impaired vision in both eyes. A major question has been how -- or whether -- the spread of the CNV to the fellow eye can be prevented or...

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Avastin
Apr 29, 2008
There appear to be few meaningful differences other than price between the vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors Lucentis (ranibizumab) and Avastin (bevacizumab) -- at least in the short term. Researchers presented the results of a retrospective review of patient records at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)...

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Avastin
Apr 26, 2008
A retrospective review of 5,233 consecutive intravitreal injections of bevacizumab (Avastin) revealed only a single case of acute endophthalmitis. One of the most dreaded complications of eye surgery is enophthalmitis - which occurs when infectious agents, such as bacteria, enter the eye during surgery and result in a devastating intraocular...

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The pink flesh of wild salmon is due to astaxanthin
Apr 25, 2008
Astaxanthin (AST) is a naturally occurring carotinoid, found is a wide variety of living organisms. Most crustaceans, including shrimp, crabs, and lobster, are tinted red by accumulated AST. The coloration of fish, including the pink flesh of wild salmon, is due to AST. AST is a member of the family of natural pigments known as carotinoids. In...

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CABERNET study logo
Apr 19, 2008
NeoVista, Inc. announced that the FDA has granted the company's request to expand the number of sites participating in its pivotal Phase 3 trial from 10 to 30 in the United States. The approved expansion of CABERNET (CNV Secondary to AMD Treated with BEta RadiatioN Epiretinal Therapy) trial, which seeks to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the...

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Apr 18, 2008
A panel of experts discussed controversial issues surrounding the treatment of AMD at the Retina 2008 meeting. Below are excerpts from the transcript published by ONS Supersite. Retina is making history because intravitreal injections are now No. 3 on the list of ophthalmic procedures coded for Medicare reimbursement, following cataract with...

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Apr 15, 2008
We have recently encountered reports that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs more frequently in women than men. Now comes a report that women who take postmenopausal hormones appear to have a lower risk of developing advanced stages of AMD especially if they had also taken oral contraceptives in the past, according to a report in the...

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Apr 13, 2008
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared a non-invasive eye exam that helps detect one of the leading causes of blindness in people over the age of 50. A test called Foresee PHP is a new way to help detect the wet-type of macular degeneration in its earliest stages, even before a patient notices loss of vision. "The earlier that we...

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