Clinical trial data focusing on treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have been a highlight at many recent ophthalmology meetings. Here are a few of the latest clinical trials that physicians need to be aware.
Although a proven treatment therapy, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) requires frequent, costly anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) injections. Some pharmaceutical companies do have patient-assistance programs to help alleviate the financial burden.
A retinectomy performed under air using a sequenced approach can improve outcomes.
Twelve-month results of the FILLY trial show that in patients with geographic atrophy, the administration of complement C3 inhibitor APL-2 slowed the growth rate of the disease. It also appeared to increase the risk of new onset AMD, although this did not have an adverse effect on visual outcomes.
A study has revealed that a budgetary saving per treated patient with the fluocinolone acetonide implant (Iluvien) versus ranibizumab (Lucentis) could lead to a significant cost-saving to NHS England.
Preliminary research has shown that ataluren is effective in overriding the nonsense mutation in choroideremia patients, however, further research is needed.
Research on treatments and/or causes of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) covers a wide range of approaches and paradigms. The latest research published in the past three months are perfect examples for understanding and treating AMD.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of significant visual acuity loss in people over the age of 50 in developed countries. Almost 80% of the people diagnosed with AMD will have the non-neovascular (dry) or atrophic subtypes. Here is the clinical information patients need to understand this disease.
There is subset of patients with resistant or persistent DME that forms the impetus for new treatment strategies, including next-generation anti-VEGF-A and new classes of drugs. Pravin U. Dugel, MD, outlines a list of potential treatment candidates that may lead that paradigm shift.
Two of the top 10 “most-talked-about” articles in JAMA Ophthalmology are about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). One of the current top 5 “most-read” articles in the American Journal of Ophthalmology is also about AMD. Here are a brief synopsis of those three papers.