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  1. Macular Degeneration: The Complete Guide to Saving and Maximizing Your Sight by Lylas G. Mogk, Marja Mogk, 2003-01-01
  2. Macular Degeneration: A Complete Guide for Patients and Their Families by Michael A. Samuel, 2008-06-18
  3. The First Year: Age-Related Macular Degeneration: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Daniel L. Roberts, 2006-08-29
  4. Overcoming Macular Degeneration: A Guide to Seeing Beyond the Clouds
  5. Eating for Eye Health: The Macular Degeneration Cookbook by Ita Buttrose, Vanessa Jones, 2009-10-10
  6. Living Well with Macular Degeneration: Practical Tips and Essential Information by Bruce P. Rosenthal, Kate Kelly, 2001-04-01
  7. Greens Are Good for You!: How Green Power Protects You Against Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Macular Degeneration, Poor Night Vision, Senile Dementia, Liver Disease, fatigue (Basic Health Guides) by Earl Mindell, Tony O'Donnell, 2002-10-01
  8. The Macular Degeneration Handbook: Natural Ways to Prevent & Reverse It by Chet Cunningham, 1998-12
  9. Conquering Macular Degeneration: The Latest Breakthroughs and Treatments by Edward L. Paul, 2006-07-06
  10. The Macular Degeneration Handbook Simple Solutions for Saving Your Sight by Chet Cunningham, 2007
  11. See Again!: Reversing and Preventing Macular Degeneration by Alexander Eaton M.D., 1999-08-03
  12. Macular Degeneration: The Latest Scientific Discoveries and Treatments for Preserving Your Sight by Robert D'Amato M.D. Ph.D., Joan Snyder, et all 2000-06-01
  13. The First Year: Age-Related Macular Degeneration: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Daniel L. Roberts, 2006-08-29
  14. Age-related Macular Degeneration: Webster's Timeline History, 1985 - 2007 by Icon Group International, 2009-05-01

161. Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Agerelated macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that affects an individual scentral vision. AMD is the most common cause of severe vision loss among
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    What is age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?
    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that affects an individual's central vision. AMD is the most common cause of severe vision loss among people over 60. Because only the center of vision is affected, people rarely go blind from this disease. However, AMD can make it difficult of read, drive, or perform other daily activities that require fine, central vision. AMD occurs when the macula, which is located in the center of the retina and provides us with sight in the center of our field of vision, begins to degenerate. With less of the macula working, central vision - which is necessary for driving, reading, recognizing faces, and performing close-up work - begins to deteriorate.
    What are the different types of AMD?
    There are two primary types of AMD:
    • dry AMD
      This type of AMD is responsible for 90 percent of disease cases. While its cause is unknown, it occurs as the light sensitive cells in the macula slowly deteriorate, generally occurring in one eye at a time. wet AMD
      This type of AMD is responsible for 10 percent of disease cases, but accounts for 90 percent of all severe vision loss caused by either type of AMD. Wet AMD occurs when new blood vessels behind the retina start to grow beneath the retina where they leak fluid and blood and can create a large blind spot in the center of the visual field. If this happens, there is a marked disturbance of vision in a short period of time.

162. Advanced Vision Therapies -- AVT
Company focused on the treatment of sightthreatening eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and finding a cure.
The AVT Mission Macular Degeneration: Finding a Cure To be a leader in the application of gene transfer technology to the treatment and cure of the major sight threatening eye diseases with a focus on: The AVT Breakthrough A major limitation to the development of therapies for age-related macular degeneration and other retinal diseases is the absence of technology for the efficient delivery of therapeutics to the back of the eye. AVT has overcome this limitation . The company's core technology is a proprietary gene transfer system that is capable of delivering therapeutic proteins to the retina. Most importantly, a single treatment will provide sustained and potentially life-long therapy. Overview AVT is a biotech company focusing on cures for back-of-the-eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration , which have addressable markets of 10 billion dollars annually. These diseases are the leading causes of blindness in the developed world and have probably, at one point or other, touched the families and friends of most of the viewers of this website. Products The first product

163. Macular Degeneration (age Related) - Photodynamic Therapy (No. 68)
Photodynamic therapy for age related macular degeneration Some common Patient Information in Audio Format macular degeneration, 6 October 2003

164. Photodynamic Therapy Approved For Macular Degeneration
The FDA approved Visudyne Therapy for certain types of AgeRelated MacularDegeneration (AMD) on April 12, 2000. This is the first FDA-approved medication

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Photodynamic Therapy Approved for the Wet -Type of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
T he FDA approved Visudyne Therapy for certain types of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) on April 12, 2000. This is the first FDA-approved medication for this devastating eye disease that has become the leading cause of legal blindness in North America and Europe. AMD is a degeneration in the part of the eye that is analogous to the film in a camera, called the retina and specifically in the area of the retina that is responsible for central vision called the macula, hence the name "Macular Degeneration." M acular degeneration is divided into two types: The dry type and the wet type. Most people lose vision as a result of the wet type of macular degeneration. It is called "wet" because abnormal blood vessels grow under the retina. These blood vessels leak fluid and blood, which cause the retina or macula to degenerate. The only other proven treatment for AMD is standard laser photocoagulation. This treatment, although effective at eliminating the abnormal blood vessels, also damages the normal structures of the retina in the overlying and immediate surrounding areas. V isudyne therapy involves an IV infusion of a special dye that is taken up preferentially in these abnormal blood vessels under the retina. A low-level laser light is shone at these blood vessels 15 minutes after the infusion has begun. The light activates the dye, causing it to block the abnormal blood vessels, but does not damage the adjacent retina. In a large clinical trial, Visudyne therapy was shown to be 34% more effective than placebo (no treatment) in maintaining a patient's current vision and in some cases resulted in improved vision. The drug was also found to be very safe, with about a one-in-a-hundred (1%) chance of having a serious problem, related to the treatment. It often takes more than one treatment to stop the leakage from these vessels. Visudyne treatments may be repeated at 3-month intervals.

165. Macular Degeneration, UPMC | University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Information about diagnosis, treatment options, and current research for maculardegeneration from the health care experts at UPMC.
Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration is a chronic and progressive disorder that affects the central part of the retina and causes reduced ability to see. Macular degeneration causes a gradual loss of sharp, central vision. Read more Overview

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166. Health
macular degeneration photo macular degeneration is an incurable eye disease and Since many people diagnosed with macular degeneration are over age 55,
Friday, September 09, 2005 Extended Weather Health Home Optometry Home Amblyopia (Lazy or Weak Eye) ... QUESTIONS Macular Degeneration INTRODUCTION
Macular degeneration is an incurable eye disease and the leading cause of blindness in people 55 and older in the United States, affecting more than 10 million Americans. Since many people diagnosed with macular degeneration are over age 55, the number of cases in the U.S. is expected to increase significantly as baby boomers age. Some people are already calling it an epidemic.
Macular degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside back layer of the eye that records the images people see and sends them via the optic nerve from the eye to the brain. The retina's central portion, the macula, is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye and controls the ability to read, drive a car, recognize faces or colors, and see objects in fine detail. TREATMENT / PROCEDURE
The root causes of macular degeneration are still unknown. There are two forms of age-related macular degeneration - wet and dry. Seventy percent of patients have the dry form, which involves thinning of the macular tissues and disturbances in its pigmentation. The wet form can involve bleeding within and beneath the retina, opaque deposits, and scar tissue. Ninety percent of all cases of legal blindness in macular degeneration patients are the result of the wet form.

167. NEJM -- Pegaptanib For Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine Pegaptanib forNeovascular AgeRelated macular degeneration.
HOME SEARCH CURRENT ISSUE PAST ISSUES ... HELP Please sign in for full text and personal services Previous Volume 351:2805-2816 December 30, 2004 Number 27 Next Pegaptanib for Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Evangelos S. Gragoudas, M.D., Anthony P. Adamis, M.D., Emmett T. Cunningham, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Matthew Feinsod, M.D., David R. Guyer, M.D., for the VEGF Inhibition Study in Ocular Neovascularization Clinical Trial Group
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PDF PDA Full Text PowerPoint Slide Set ... PubMed Citation ABSTRACT Background factor therapy, was evaluated in the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Methods We conducted two concurrent, prospective, randomized, double-blind, multicenter, dose-ranging, controlled clinical trials using broad entry criteria. Intravitreous injection into one eye per patient of pegaptanib (at a dose of 0.3 mg, 1.0 mg, or 3.0 mg) or sham injections were administered every 6 weeks over a period of 48 weeks. The primary end point was the proportion of patients who had lost fewer than 15 letters of visual acuity at 54 weeks.

168. Hospital Practice: Macular Degeneration
Among patients with agerelated macular degeneration, carriers of single mutations in In the United States alone, age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
Macular Degeneration: The Emerging Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Discovery of the gene responsible for a recessive, early-onset maculopathy has focused attention on a biomolecular pathway in which subtle metabolic flaws become toxic to irreplaceable retinal cells. The pathway's identification points toward specific ways of intervening. Among patients with age-related macular degeneration, carriers of single mutations in the same gene are proving to be remarkably common.
Dr. Lewis is Professor of Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Medicine, and Molecular and Human Genetics and Dr. Lupski is Cullen Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics, Professor of Pediatrics, and Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. In the United States alone, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects at least 11 million people. Of the four major causes of vision loss in persons over age 50, it accounts for more cases than the other threecataract, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathycombined. Apart from laser photocoagulation of the subretinal neovascularization characteristic of the disease's exudative, or wet, form, there is no known intervention. As long as the pathogenesis remains mysterious, a specific treatment seems unlikely to emerge. Our own efforts to trace the pathogenesis have been modeled on an approach now achieving success in complex human disorders ranging from breast and colon cancer to neurodegenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease. Each disorder is scattered throughout the population, often with age-related occurrence. Each has, however, a clinical analogue with a similar or even indistinguishable phenotype except for an earlier onset and occurrence only in certain families, within which it exhibits an inheritance pattern suggestive of a single-gene disease. In such families, modern genetic research techniques may identify a disease-related gene. Identification of the protein that the gene encodes may then give access to upstream and downstream molecules delineating the biologic pathways in which the protein is involvedpathways whose malfunction produces the inherited disease and that may hold at least part of the explanation for the more common, apparently uninherited cases as well.

169. THE MERCK MANUAL--SECOND HOME EDITION, Macular Degeneration (Age-Related) In Ch.
Agerelated macular degeneration affects older people and is equally common There are two forms of age-related macular degeneration, dry (atrophic) and
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170. Age-related Macular Degeneration Definition - Medical Dictionary Definitions Of
Online Medical Dictionary and glossary with medical definitions.

171. Breakthroughs In Treating Macular Degeneration
But the optometrist thought I had macular degeneration in my left eye, Dr.Ciulla macular degeneration is a very specific condition in which we see
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During a trip to Wal-Mart, she dropped into the optical department.
"I thought perhaps I just needed stronger glasses," the outgoing and active senior recalls. "But the optometrist thought I had macular degeneration in my left eye, so he referred me to a retinal specialist."

172. Schepens Eye Research Institute
The Schepens Eye Research Institute is the largest independent eye researchinstitute in America. The research conducted at The Schepens has contributed
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173. MD Support
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