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Visudyne
Jun 17, 2009
QLT has announced positive 12-month results from its phase 2 RADICAL study, according to a press release from the company. The randomized, multicenter, single-masked RADICAL study (Reduced fluence Visudyne anti-VEGF-dexamethasone in combination for AMD lesions) is comparing retreatment rates and visual outcomes of three therapies....

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Visudyne
Jun 17, 2009
QLT, maker of the drug Visudyne (verteporfin) used during photodynamic therapy (PDT), announced that twelve-month results from the Phase II Mont Blanc study were presented at the European Society of Ophthalmology in June 2009. Mont Blanc is the European arm of the global Summit clinical trial program which investigates the efficacy and safety...

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Eye surgery
Jun 16, 2009
The MARAN (Macular Relocation in Age-related Neovascular disease) trial is a randomised, prospective, controlled clinical trial that was planned to assess the effectiveness of full macular relocation (MR) in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Patients suffering from visual loss because of AMD were randomised to...

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Cataract surgery
Jun 15, 2009
A study of patients undergoing submacular surgery for choroidal neovascularization (CNV) finds that very large, predominantly hemorrhagic subfoveal neovascular AMD lesions were associated with higher risk of development of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD). The Submacular Surgery Trials investigated the outcome following surgical removal...

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Choroidal neovascularization
May 22, 2009
Positive results of a phase 1 clinical study evaluating E10030, a novel anti-platelet derived growth factor (anti-PDGF) in conjunction with an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF), to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). Anti-PDGF therapy resulted in enhanced visual outcome and was associated with significant...

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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
May 22, 2009
VEGF Trap-Eye is entering a new phase 3 program designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the agent for treating patients with central retinal vein occlusion, according to a press release. Expected to begin late in 2009, the phase 3 program will consist of two identical multinational 1-year clinical trials. The first, called COPERNICUS (...

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Fruits such as mangos are rich in lutein
May 20, 2009
No statistically significant difference was seen in best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) at 12 months in patients with early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) taking oral supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin plus coantioxidants. The findings were presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2009 Annual...

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Retinal prosthesis systems
May 20, 2009
Second Sight Medical Products announced that the FDA has granted approval for up to 20 people who are blind or who have severely impaired vision due to retinitis pigmentosa (RP) to participate in a feasibility study for its retinal implant (Argus II Retinal Implant) in the United States. Ten RP volunteers are participating in the U.S. study and an...

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Macugen logo
Apr 20, 2009
A phase 2 clinical trial of Macugen for central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) finds that patients that recieved intravitreal injections of Macugen (pegaptanib sodium) every 6 weeks for 24 weeks had better visual acuity and less macular edema at week 30 than placebo. CRVO is a common cause of sudden vision loss in adults. The flow of blood...

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Laboratory glassware
Apr 19, 2009
British scientists have developed the world's first stem cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Surgeons predict it will become a routine, one-hour procedure that will be generally available in six or seven years' time. The treatment involves replacing a layer of degenerated retinal cells with new ones created from embryonic...

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