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Loneliness
Apr 17, 2010
Patients with wet AMD that fails to respond to anti-VEGF therapy are at risk of depression, according to a new study. Anti–vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment has dramatically reduced the risk of severe vision loss in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). On average, about 30% of subjects in clinical trials...

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Age-related macular degeneration
Apr 16, 2010
The ability of anti-VEGF therapy to stop fluid accumulation in the macula after neovascularization secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been proven in clinical studies, but no clear answers are yet available on the appropriate endpoint of therapy. Despite success in treating leakage from new blood vessels, anti-VEGF therapy...

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Laser eye surgery
Mar 30, 2010
Combination therapy with steroids or Avastin (bevacizumab) may extend the duration of choroidal hypofluorescence after photodynamic therapy (PDT), which may, in turn, reduce the need for re-treatment, according to a new study. Photodynamic therapy with verteporfin temporarily closes choroidal neovascular complexes via the release of oxygen free...

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Intraocular pressure
Mar 29, 2010
A series of patients that developed sustained elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) after intravitreal anti-VEGF injection for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is presented. Elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) is a risk factor for glaucoma. If the IOP is elevated, but glaucoma is not present, the patient...

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Lucentis
Mar 28, 2010
Good results are reported using a variable dosing Lucentis treatment regimen for patients with neovascular AMD. The concept of an variable dosage regimen for the treatment of neovascular AMD with Lucentis was initially initially arose from subgroup analysis of the PIER study results. It appears that some patients can maintain initial...

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Laser eye surgery
Mar 28, 2010
The combination of reduced-fluence verteporfin photodynamic therapy (PDT) and variable dosing Lucentis (ranibizumab) is safe and effective for patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) over a 24-month period, according to a new study. Photodynamic therapy is performed by intravenous administration of a drug know as...

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Senior women
Mar 27, 2010
Female hormone replacement therapy (HRT) decreases the risk of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), especially in women who are positive for the ARMS2 genetic polymorphism. It has been reported that hormone replacement therapy decreases the risk of late-stage AMD. It is not clear how female hormones mediate this effect, but...

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Macular degeneration
Mar 26, 2010
Intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab) alone has similar efficacy and safety to Avastin plus photodynamic therapy (PDT) for treatment of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study. Forty-one patients with neovascular AMD (n = 31) or polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) (n = 10) were randomized to...

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Eye surgery
Mar 26, 2010
Autologous translocation of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and choroid is not effective for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) after an average follow-up of 11 months, according to a new study. Prior to the advent of anti-VEGF drugs, such as Avastin and Lucentis, there was no effective treatment for large...

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Age-related macular degeneration
Feb 24, 2010
There is no difference in the visual acuity (VA) outcomes after Avastin (bevacizumab) or Lucentis (ranibizumab) treatment for AMD, according to a new study. In 2006, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Lucentis (ranibizumab) for the treatment of exudative AMD. Before its approval, many ophthalmologists already...

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