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Polyion complex micelle
Jun 22, 2009
In the development of a pharmacological therapy for choroidal neovascularization (CNV), nanomedical devices can be helpful to achieve a high local concentration of a drug with minimal systemic adverse effects. A liposome is a tiny bubble (vesicle), made out of the same material as a cell membrane (phospholipids). Liposomes usually contain a...

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Implantable Miniature Telescope
Jun 17, 2009
OptoLight Vision Technology has received a CE mark for its Lipshitz Macular Implant, the company announced in a press release. Indicated for magnifying the central visual field for patients with age-related macular degeneration and other degenerative retinal diseases, the implant is a modified IOL that integrates miniature mirrors to form a...

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cardiovascular system
Jun 16, 2009
A new study finds evidence of systemic complement activation in patients with recent onset exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is belived that chronic inflammatory processes play a role in the progression of AMD. The complement system plays an important role in modulating the inflammatory response. Activation of the complement...

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Age-related choroidal atrophy
May 24, 2009
Using a modified spectral-domain optical coherence tomography technique that enhances the visibility of choroidal details, a researcher has defined a new clinical entity characterized by decreased choroidal thickness, pigmentary changes, peripapillary atrophy, and moderate reduction of visual acuity. Enhanced depth imaging spectral-domain...

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Tags: AMD, OCT, choroid

Complement pathway
May 21, 2009
Potentia Pharmaceuticals has successfully completed a phase 1 clinical trial of a complement factor C3 inhibitor for treating age-related macular degeneration, the company announced in a press release. The open-label, multicenter ASaP (Assessment of safety of intravitreal POT-4 therapy for patients with neovascular age-related macular...

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Vegetables are good for maintaining eye health
May 21, 2009
Using data from the AREDS study, researchers find that a low glycemic index diet rich in vitamins C and E, zinc, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and lutein/zeaxanthin was associated with a lower risk of early and late age-related macular degeneration. Foods provide many nutrients that may interact to modify risk for...

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Cigarette
May 20, 2009
Incidence and prevalence of late-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in elderly Chinese in Taiwan were shown to be similar to other geographic studies, but smoking was not a significant risk factor for progression, Dr Shih-Jen Chen said during the 2009 joint meeting of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of...

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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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Functional MRI
May 18, 2009
Researchers find that elderly persons with low cognitive test scores are twice as likely to have early AMD, suggesting that cognitive impairment may share common age-related pathogenesis and risk factors with early AMD. Alzheimer disease and AMD have long been hypothesized to share a common pathogenesis based on several lines of evidence....

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Olives
May 18, 2009
A new study finds that fish and olive oil are protective against AMD and trans-fat increases the risk of AMD. The evidence from published studies on the influence of dietary fat intake on the risk or the progression of AMD has been inconsistent, with some studies suggesting that higher intakes of vegetable fat and trans fat increase the risk of...

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