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Laboratory glassware
Jul 21, 2010
Stem cells, with their capacity to regenerate and replace diseased tissues, have recently been proposed as having great potential in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). A stem cell therapeutic approach could operate to replace either the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), the neurosensory retina or a combination of both....

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Eye surgery
Jul 21, 2010
The outcome following transplantation of en bloc sheets of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)-choroidal tissue and suspensions of RPE cells are similar, according to a new study. Prior to the advent of anti-VEGF drugs, such as Avastin and Lucentis, there was no effective treatment for subfoveal choroidal neovascular membranes. This prompted some...

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Macular drusen
Jun 16, 2010
Early AMD is related to modifiable risk factors, eg, smoking and serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level. Although a growing number of population-based studies have described the prevalence and severity of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), most have been limited to middle- and older-aged cohorts. To our knowledge, accurate...

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Pills
May 13, 2010
People 65 years and older who frequently take aspirin have an increased risk of developing aging macula disorder — also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) — according to a population-based, cross-sectional study presented here at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2010 Annual Meeting. "There have been...

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Generations
May 13, 2010
Today's aging baby boomers might be less likely to have age-related macular degeneration (AMD) than their forebears, according to a new study presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2010 Annual Meeting. "This rapid decline in age-related macular degeneration, which was 68% lower for each generation, suggests that...

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DNA double-helix molecule
Apr 19, 2010
Five genetic varients previously not associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have been identified by a new genome-wide association study. Multiple genetic linkage studies provided strong evidence of susceptibility loci for AMD, notably on chromosomes 1q31 and 10q36. Disease-associated variants near CFH (1q31) and in a cluster of...

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Cataract surgery
Apr 16, 2010
A combination of an anterior chamber IOL and posterior chamber IOL that functions like a Galilean telescope offers reasonable visual recovery for patients with sight-threatening age-related macular degeneration, according to a speaker. "The IOL-Vip system (LenSpecial) seems to be a promising new device for visual rehabilitation of patients...

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Drusenoid pigment epithelial detachment
Mar 29, 2010
The natural history of eyes containing drusenoid pigment epithelial detachment (DPED) is characterized by a high rate of progression to both central geographic atropy (CGA) and neovascular age-related macular degeneration (NV-AMD), according to a new report from the AREDS study group. Among eyes not progressing to advanced AMD, progressive...

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Double helix DNA
Mar 28, 2010
A convergence of scientific and clinical observations and new technologies paved the way for a hallmark genetic discovery that changed the course of AMD research. Four articles published early in 2005 demonstrated an association between AMD and common variants (or polymorphisms) in the complement factor H gene (CFH) on human chromosome 1q31, a...

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DNA double-helix molecule
Feb 23, 2010
A mathematical model has been developed to predict the absolute risk of geographic atrophy and neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) risk based on smoking history and genetic risk factors in individuals of European ancestry. Although AMD was long thought to have primarily an environmental etiology, genetic variation is now known...

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