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Eye surgery
Jun 2, 2010
Good visual outcomes 3 years following macuar translocation surgery for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are reported by a new study. Results for surgical therapy of neovascular AMD have been generally disappointing. The MARAN (Macular Relocation in Age-related Neovascular disease) randomized, prospective, controlled clinical...

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Laboratory glassware
May 17, 2010
Quark Pharmaceuticals announced that researchers from Pfizer, Inc. presented data on in vivo activity of PF-04523655 at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2010 annual meeting. The study demonstrated reduction of RTP801 mRNA levels in rat retina following intravitreal administration of PF-04523655 in a laser model of...

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Intravitreal injection
May 13, 2010
The inject-and-extend schedule for anti-VEGF therapy with Lucentis (ranibizumab) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) shows better efficacy and compatibility with patients' lifestyles and needs than the as-needed regimen, according to a study carried out at two clinics in France. The inject-and-extend administration schedule, first...

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Drusenoid pigment epithelial detachment
May 9, 2010
Intravitreal injection of an anti-VEGF agent and a complement inhibitor proved safe in treating age-related macular degeneration, Dr Scott Cousins, said at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2010 meeting. "Drusen contain all the different complement family of molecules, not just the effectors but also the activator and...

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Double helix DNA
May 9, 2010
Higher serum vitamin D level correlated with a slightly decreased incidence of age-related macular degeneration in a study presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2010 meeting. The study was the first to report an apparent association between the vitamin D pathway gene CYP24A1 and neovascular AMD, Alexandra C....

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Age-related macular degeneration
May 8, 2010
Intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab, IVB) combined with intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (steroid, IVTA) may provide temporary improvement of exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) after unsuccessful Avastin monotherapy, according to a recent research report. No single therapy completely addresses all of the ways that neovascular...

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Lucentis
May 7, 2010
Intravitreal injection of Lucentis (ranibizumab) does not produce a therapeutic effect in the fellow eye of patients with bilateral exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study. In patients with exudative AMD, intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy can lead to stabilization and even...

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salmon
May 3, 2010
National Institutes of Health researchers looking at data from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) of more than 4,200 seniors found that those reporting the highest intake of omega-3 fatty acids had the lowest reported rating of AMD severity. Fish oil is rich in omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA). Docosahexaenoic...

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Asian family
Apr 20, 2010
Intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab, IVB) is more effective for predominently classic choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) than occult or minimally classic CNV in Japanese patients, according to a new study. It has been suggested that AMD in the Asian population is fundamentally different than in...

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Avastin
Apr 17, 2010
The addition of photodynamic therapy (PDT) to Avastin (bevacizumab) treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) does not improve the visual outcome nor decrease the number of required injections, according to a new study. Despite the success of anti-VEGF therapy in the treatment of wet AMD, there are concerns regarding the...

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