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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
about 6 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
about 6 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
about 6 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
about 6 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
about 6 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
about 6 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
about 6 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
about 6 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 6 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
over 5 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
over 5 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
over 5 years ago