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Metformin Shows No Effect on GA Progression

Recently lauded as a potential intervention for wet AMD, the drug nevertheless failed against atrophy stemming from the dry form of the disease.
December 6, 2023

Significant Acuity Differences Found Between MNV Categories

Study shows type 2 lesion patients had lower baseline and final VA at 12 months while those with type 3 lesions had the highest baseline VA at diagnosis.
November 14, 2023

Vitamin B1 May Slow AMD Development

This is proposed to be the case through an antioxidative effect.
November 8, 2023

Macular Disease Progress Overwhelms Eccentric Viewing Training

No significant effect was found regarding task ability, reading performance or fixation stability.
November 6, 2023

Six-year Data on Anti-VEGF Impact from the IRIS Registry

Frequent injections may offer better visual outcomes in AMD, but adherence may be burdensome.
November 6, 2023

Study Describes Anatomical Features that Contribute to Poor VA in Wet AMD

Worse vision was associated with central subfield thickening, intraretinal fluid, hyperreflective material and various foveal changes, all visible on OCT.
October 24, 2023

Greater AMD Progression Risk Seen in Outer Retina

For conversion to late stages of the disease, this was indicated through greater numbers of intraretinal hyper-reflective foci present over time.
October 13, 2023

Pre-existing DR Affects Response to Anti-VEGF Therapy in Wet AMD Eyes

Two theories: (1) It raises VEGF levels and hence reduces treatment efficacy, and (2) choroidal hypoperfusion prolongs neovascular membrane presence.
October 11, 2023

Repeated Antisepsis May Cause Chronic Damage to Ocular Surface

In AMD patients receiving frequent injections, povidone-iodine use led to deterioration of tear film stability along with related symptoms.
October 6, 2023

Cataract Surgery in Wet AMD is Safe—With Caveats

Posterior capsular rupture risk increased with more pre-op anti-VEGF injections, and less than half of eyes gained three or more lines of VA.
September 29, 2023