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Cataract surgery
Jan 20, 2011
Cataract and cataract surgery are not associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to new data from the Beijing Eye Study. The population-based Beijing Eye Study included 4,439 subjects (age: 40+ years) out of 5,324 subjects invited to be examined. Using lens and fundus photographs, the amount of AMD was graded according to...

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Cigarette
Jan 11, 2011
Modifying lifestyle behaviors of diet, smoking, and physical activity may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as much as 3-fold, according to a new study. The population included 1313 participants (aged 55-74 years) in the Carotenoids in Age-Related Eye Disease Study, an ancillary study of the Women's Health Initiative...

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Submacular hemorrhage
Jan 11, 2011
Smoking, previous cataract surgery and a family history of AMD are consistent risk factors for AMD, according to a recent meta-analysis. With the introduction of new and effective treatments for neovascular AMD, there is a strong rationale for early identification of persons at highest risk of progression to the late stages as timely...

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Implantable Miniature Telescope
Nov 22, 2010
People with end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have improved visual acuity and quality of life after receiving an intraocular implant containing a tiny telescope in 1 eye, new research shows. An ophthalmologist who participated in the clinical trials presented the results at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2010 Joint Meeting....

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cardiovascular system
Oct 21, 2010
The high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-raising allele of the LIPC gene (T) was associated with a reduced risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study. Higher total cholesterol and LDL levels were associated with increased risk, whereas higher HDL levels tended to reduce the risk of AMD. Hepatic lipase (LIPC), a gene...

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Double helix DNA
Oct 21, 2010
A new study finds the combination of elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and the high-risk genotype of the complement factor H (CFH) gene resulted in a super-additive risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) progression. The complement factor H (CFH) gene, involved in the alternate complement pathway, has been consistently...

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DNA double-helix molecule
Oct 16, 2010
With increasing evidence of importance of genetic factors and gene-environment interactions in the etiology of common eye-related disorders, identification of genetic variation associated with a disease risk may help provide insight into the mechanism of disease pathogenesis and reveal novel targets for preventive and therapeutic interventions....

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cardiovascular system
Sep 20, 2010
A moderate association of high blood pressure with age-related maculopathy was found in a large population-based study involving several cities in France. "Blood pressure has been suggested to be implicated in the etiology of ARM [age-related maculopathy]; however, epidemiological data are scarce and contradictory in this field," Dr Jean FranĂ...

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fundus autofluorescence
Sep 20, 2010
Information gathered from the peripheral retina may be important for the diagnosis and management of retinal disease. In a retrospective analysis of patients referred to an imaging center for retinal imaging who agreed to have wide-field autofluorescence using Optos' ultra-widefield retina imaging, 76% had abnormalities in the peripheral...

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Vitreous
Aug 29, 2010
Vitrectomy decreases the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new research study. There is no published evidence that a vitrectomy hastens the progression of AMD. Intraocular surgery is known however to incite significant inflammation and breakdown of the blood–ocular barrier, which may last from weeks to...

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