age-related macular degeneration

5-year CATT analysis finds anti-VEGF drugs a long-term AMD therapyAfter 5 years of follow-up in the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials (CATT), the visual acuity gains achieved during the first 2 years of anti-VEGF treatment were not maintained, the choroidal neovascular lesions continued to evolve with evidence of persistent activity in some eyes, and there was increased retinal thinning and geographic atrophy (GA).
Anti-PDGF inhibitor development continues despite negative resultsDespite the failure of 2 clinical trials involving a combination therapy of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) inhibitor and anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy, a third phase III study continues.
How zinc affects AMDOne of the greatest ongoing food fights in eye care concerns the role of antioxidants and zinc in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) prevention and the movement of genetic testing from the theoretical research lab to applied science.
Researchers image single cell deaths in glaucoma patientsA new imaging technique can show the deaths of individual cells in people with glaucoma by labelling the cells with fluorescent dye, according to researchers. The approach might eventually be used to diagnosis the disease in its early stages or measure its progression.
Investigational wet AMD therapies aim for innovative targetsMany investigational drugs under development for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nvAMD) have advanced into the clinical trial stage, including several that are being evaluated in pivotal trials, said Peter K. Kaiser, MD.
Failed cell therapy study offers positives, raises new questionsPatients with a history of frequent anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) injections for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may not be the best potential candidates for encapsulated cell technology (ECT).
Mediterranean diet may protect against macular degeneration
Mediterranean diet may protect against macular degenerationThe Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a study of two Portuguese populations.
Google DeepMind searches for signs of retinopathyGoogle is using its DeepMind computing system to search for early signs of diabetic retinopathy and neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), the company announced this month.
Pipeline for dry AMD features diverse compoundsA number of drugs are being investigated in clinical trials as treatment for slowing the growth of geographic atrophy that is secondary to age-related macular degeneration.
New prevention and monitoring strategies for neovascular AMDNutritional supplements continue to be a viable prevention strategy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), said Emily Chew, MD.