NSAID

Study Examines NSAID Use Linked to AMD?

Inflammation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of age-related degeneration(AMD), which suggests that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAIDs) may change disease activity. The prospective cohort study on NSAID and AMD included 51,371 participants in the California Men’s Health Study (CMHS) conducted by Kaiser Permanente. Of the total participants, 292 had wet AMD, and 1536 had the dry…

Woman Becomes First British Person To Receive Stem Cell Treatment For Most Common Form Of Blindness

A woman has become the first person in the UK to receive treatment using stem cells for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common form of blindness. The procedure was carried out by surgeons at Moorfields eye hospital in London, following research by scientists at University College London. A further nine patients will be treated over…

Cataract Surgery in Patients with Bilateral Advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Cataract Surgery in Patients with Bilateral Advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration Measurement of visual acuity and quality of life PURPOSE: To measure the change in visual acuity and vision-related quality of life in patients with both age-related cataract and bilateral age-related macular degeneration (AMD) after cataract surgery. SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiao…

Stem Cell Injection May Reverse AMD Vision Loss

Stem Cell Injection May Reverse AMD Vision Loss An injection of stem cells into the eye may soon slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration, according to new research from scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles. Currently, there is no treatment that slows the progression of the disease, which is…