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A Phase III clinical trial of the drug Ranibizumab ( Lucentis ) met its primary efficacy endpoint of maintaining vision in patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD ). Approximately ...


Imaging data from a Phase 2 study of Pegaptanib ( Macugen ) in diabetic macular edema ( DME ) showed a reversal of capillary microaneurysms, retinal ischemia and neovascularization -- all important ...


A single-masked Phase I/II clinical study of the investigational drug Lucentis ( Ranibizumab ) met its primary efficacy endpoint of maintaining vision in patients with wet age-related macular degenera ...


Age-related macular degeneration ( AMD ) is the leading cause of blindness in older patients in the developed world. Vascular endothelial growth factor is one of the key mediators stimulating the ...


A study, published in the JAMA, has found that a diet with a high intake of beta carotene, vitamins C and E, and zinc is associated with a substantially reduced risk of age-related macular degeneratio ...


Passive smoking almost doubles the risk of the progressively degenerative eye disease, age related macular degeneration, shows research, published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. The macu ...


Researchers at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary ( MEEI ) have found that Chlamydia pneumoniae, a bacterium linked to heart disease and capable of causing chronic inflammation, was present in th ...


People who have elevated homocysteine in their blood, an amino acid that is a known biomarker for cardiovascular disease, may also be at an increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneratio ...


Age-related macular degeneration ( AMD ), one of the leading causes of vision loss in older adults and a person's risk may partly depend upon diet, could be due to quality of carbohydrates, rather tha ...


A paper published in Trends in Neuroscience by Nicolas G. Bazan, at Louisiana State University ( LSU ) Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, reports on the role that the omega-3 fatty acids in fish o ...


A study, led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and published in Nature Genetics, pinpoints the role that two genes, Factor H and Factor B, play in the development of nearly three ou ...


The interplay between genetic predisposition and exposure to modifiable risk factors can multiply the risk for age-related macular degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration ( AMD ) can cause b ...


Current and past smokers appear to have a higher risk of developing late age-related macular degeneration than those who have never smoked. Age-related macular degeneration ( AMD ) is the leading c ...


Individuals who have higher dietary intake of foods with omega-3 fatty acids and higher fish consumption have a reduced risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration, while those with higher serum ...


Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine ( BUSM ) and the VA Boston Healthcare System have shown, at 6 months in a small group of patients, that there is no difference in efficacy between ...