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Calcium Supplementation Associated With Macular Degeneration

A study has shown a potential link between calcium supplementation and macular degeneration, particularly in those older than 68 years.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Minister rules out use of Avastin over Lucentis for wet AMD

A UK government minister has ruled that it is illegal and against the wider public interest to use the cheaper drug bevacizumab (Avastin) to treat wet age related macular degeneration (AMD) instead of the more expensive ranibizumab (Lucentis).  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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New potential treatment for age-related macular degeneration offers hope to patients as phase III trials begin in Bristol, UK

Patients in Bristol suffering from geographic atrophy can now enroll in the phase III clinical program for lampalizumab, a drug being investigated for this form of age-related macular...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Treatment that slows AMD vision loss with one stem cell injection shows promise

Researchers are optimistic that a stem cell treatment they successfully tested in rats will slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration in humans.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Stem cell injection may soon reverse vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration

An injection of stem cells into the eye may soon slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration, according to new research from scientists at Cedars-Sinai.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Allow NHS doctors to prescribe cheap, safe and effective sight loss drug, says The BMJ

NHS doctors should be allowed to prescribe a cheap, safe and effective drug for the degenerative eye disease, wet age related macular degeneration (AMD) - a leading cause of blindness among...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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FDA approves new treatment for diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approved use for Eylea (aflibercept) injection to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Grid laser photocoagulation for macular oedema after branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) | Cochrane

Review question: We assessed the role of macular grid laser (laser performed in a grid pattern) compared to other new treatments.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Gradual loss of vision in adults

Although cataract is a common cause of gradual vision loss in older patients, consider other treatable red flag conditions in this age group, such as giant cell arteritis, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and vitreous haemorrhage, and refer urgently if you suspect these  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Steroids inserted into the eye versus observation for macular edema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion | Cochrane

We aimed to examine the benefits and harms of inserting steroids into the eye for treating macular edema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO-ME).  
cochrane.org
almost 4 years ago
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Retina Treatment Comparison Data Awaited at EURETINA

Results from Navina, HARBOR, and Protocol T, to be presented at the conference, are expected to provide insight into treatments for diabetic macular edema and age-related macular degeneration.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Bevacizumab vs Dexamethasone for Macular Edema With BRVO

Find out how the outcomes of these two treatment options compare in terms of visual acuity and central foveal thickness. Is there a significant difference?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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'Encouraging' Real-life Data on Ranibizumab in Wet AMD

Most patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a 'real-life' study maintained their vision or continued to improve after 5 years of treatment with ranibizumab.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Macular Degeneration Relapse Linked to Exudate Type

In patients with neovascular AMD, pigment epithelial detachment and intraretinal cysts are more important biomarkers of vision loss than subretinal fluid, researchers report.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Pegpleranib Promising as Macular Degeneration Pretreatment

Pretreatment with the anti-PDGF pegpleranib increases the effectiveness of anti-VEGF therapy, according to a small pilot study,  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Diet, Exercise, Smoking, and Genes Interact in AMD Risk

Unhealthy lifestyle habits plus genetic risk factors can act synergistically to increase risk for age-related macular degeneration.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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What causes age-related macular degeneration? - BBC News

The BBC's medical correspondent Fergus Walsh explains what causes age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  
bbc.co.uk
almost 4 years ago
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AMD: Antihypertensives Do Not Prevent Neovascularization

Use of systemic beta blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and angiotensin receptor blockers was not different between patients with wet and dry age-related macular degeneration.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Diet rich in carotenoids is linked to reduced risk of advanced age related macular degeneration

A higher intake of carotenoids, particularly lutein and zeaxanthin, is associated with a long term reduced risk of developing advanced age related macular degeneration (AMD), two large prospective cohort studies published in JAMA Ophthalmology have shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago