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cardiovascular system
Dec 17, 2009
Cholesterol-lowering stain drugs do not have a strong protective effect against the developement of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among patients with intermediate AMD, according to a new study. Statins (hydroxymethyl glutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors) are a class of drugs that, in addition to lowering cholesterol, have...

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Japan
Nov 25, 2009
The incidence of late age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among the Japanese is lower than among white people in Western countries, and is higher than among black people, according to a new study. The pathogenesis of AMD remains poorly understood. It is thus very important to determine the precise incidence of AMD and to identify its risk...

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Cataract surgery
Nov 24, 2009
A new study finds that cataract surgery is likely to benefit pateints with all stages of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), from mild to advanced. Cataract surgery is currently one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States. Cataract and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) often present concurrently in older persons....

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Cataract surgery
Nov 16, 2009
Cataract surgery does not accelerate the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study. Cataract and AMD are strongly age-related; many individuals with cataract also have AMD. There has been a long-standing controversy among clinicians as to whether cataract surgery is contraindicated in eyes with...

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salmon
Nov 16, 2009
A new epidemiologic study finds that diets high in omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) were associated with increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and may mask the protective influences of consuming diets high in omega-3 PUFAs (fish oil). Previous epidemiological studies generally indicate a higher prevalence or...

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Tags: diet, fish, AMD, fat

Cataract surgery
Oct 24, 2009
Cataract surgery does not appear to impact progression of age-related macular degeneration, and observations of more advanced disease after cataract removal may result from an improved diagnostic ability to identify underlying pathology after removal of an opacified lens, a lecturer said at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. At...

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Tags: cataract, AMD

3D-OCT
Oct 22, 2009
3D-OCT provided realistic anatomic maps of the retina in patients with age-related macular degneration (AMD), according to a new study. Numerous diagnostic tools such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) three-dimensional (3D)-OCT retinal thickness analysis (RTA), and topographic angiography (TAG) are being evaluated clinically, in addition to...

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Choroidal neovascularization
Oct 21, 2009
A new study examining the relationship between the choriocapillaris (CC) and retinal pigment epithelial changes in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) finds that the primary insult in geographic atrophy (GA) appears to be at the level of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), where retinal pigment epithelial atrophy preceeds secondary...

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Macular drusen
Oct 20, 2009
Macular soft drusen may fade or disappear without detectable signs of local dysfunction, according to a new study. Drusen are yellow deposits of waste products that accumulate on Bruch's membrane under the retinal pigment epithelium. An increase in the size or number of drusen raises a person's risk of developing either advanced dry AMD or...

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cardiovascular system
Oct 18, 2009
Persons with early AMD have a higher risk of heart disease but not stroke, according to a new research study. Although the cause of AMD remains poorly understood, increasing evidence suggests that it may share similar risk factors and common pathogenic mechanisms with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Both AMD and CVD are linked with various...

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