Among persons with diagnosed ARMD, only 1 percent was selected for the ARMD sample based on diagnoses recorded before 1991.
Likewise, persons who were diagnosed with ARMD were included in the ARMD sample.
Wong says that dry ARMD is usually treated with nutritional supplements.
ARMD is more common in women, Caucasians and in people with blue eyes.
Blocking the production of angiotensin II with an ACE inhibitor, or its action with an angiotensin II receptor blocker ('ARB'), should therefore be useful in delaying the progression of ARMD
The severity of wet ARMD is due to its neovascular nature, meaning that new blood vessels grow and invade the retina, distorting the cells that perceive images.
We now know the risk factors for ARMD and the worst risk to take with your eyes is to smoke.
In this dose-ranging study, 54 patients with the wet form of ARMD
were treated with various doses of drug and light.
Optrin's fluorescence following activation with light may provide additional potential advantages for PDT of ARMD by allowing for the imaging of the diseased tissue in order to determine the optimum time for treatment following injection of the drug.
We look forward to working with Alcon to further develop what could prove to be an important treatment for the increasing number of people who suffer from ARMD.
Richer, a noted authority on nutrition and vision, is also finding that a nutrient called lutein, found in spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables, can actually reverse ARMD
in its very early stages.