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Age-related macular degeneration

This review article offers an up to date review of the genetic and environmental risk factors associated with aetiology surrounding age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The article briefly describes the typical clinical presentation relating to early and late stages of the...

Clinical relevance of the anatomic classification of neovascular age-related macular degeneration

The author explains why an OCT-based classification of neovascular AMD is needed and how these neovascular subtypes may help to predict patients’ long-term visual outcome. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative process involving the macula in...

Exudative age-related macular degeneration

The authors looked at macular lesions in eyes with newly diagnosed exudative age-related macular degeneration. The eyes of 23 patients were included and tested for visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, microperimetry, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography....

The global burden of age-related macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the third leading cause of blindness (behind cataract and refractive error). The authors present the results of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2015 study, which included 195 countries. The disability-adjusted life years (DALY) due...

Age-related macular degeneration in elderly persons in Germany

The authors present the findings of a cross-sectional study in 11 seniors’ community centres. Eleven community centres were screened with a total of 281 participants. A third of participants with gradable images were in normal retinal health (32%).The most common...

Brolucizumab in age-related macular degeneration, HAWK Study

The aim of the study was to collect additional data on efficacy and safety of brolucizumab 6mg intended for commercialization in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) (with an increase in pH and decrease in polysorbate concentration). The HAWK Study was a...

Update on emerging therapies for age-related macular degeneration

The 23rd European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA) Congress, held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, provided a timely update on anti-complement therapy for geographic atrophy and emerging investigational therapies for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Anti-complement therapy for geographic atrophy Geographic atrophy...

Ranibizumab for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration

This multicentre randomised prospective open label study compared 0.5 versus 2mg of ranibizumab in patients with submacular retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) detachment due to age-related macular degeneration. Four treatment regimens were used for the two strengths either monthly for 12...

Reduced blood flow and age-related macular degeneration

This was a prospective cross-sectional study assessing changes in blood flow velocity in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using a retinal function imager. Sixty eyes with wet AMD were compared to 53 control eyes and the average blood flow...

Four year outcomes of macular degeneration treated with ranibizumab

The authors report on a retrospective study of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients treated with a variable ranibizumab dosing regimen over a period of four years (from January 2007 to December 2011). A total of 600 treatment naïve eyes...

Oral proton pump inhibitors in macular degeneration patients

The authors report five patients with advanced wet macular degeneration and poor vision with onset or enhancement of visual hallucinations with the use of proton pump inhibitors for heartburn management. The hallucinations were reversible with discontinuation of medication. The authors...

Effect of blue-light filtering intraocular lenses on age-related macular degeneration

This is a retrospective cohort study evaluating whether blue-light filtering (BLF) intraocular lenses (IOL) offer prophylaxis for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). The study included 11,397 eyes of 11,397 patients with a mean age of 75.4 ±8.3 years that underwent...