Thursday, December 13, 2018

AMD

The PRO-CON study.

The question: If my patient has wet AMD in one eye, would prophylactic intravitreal injections in the other eye prevent wet AMD from developing? Why did...

The LADDER study.

The question: Can we use a port system to deliver anti-VEGF for wet AMD instead of doing monthly injections? In the LADDER trial (Long-Acting Delivery of...

Study examining metformin use and AMD.

The question: Can metformin use decrease the risk of AMD? Maybe. New research from Taiwan examined the data of over 68,000 patients diagnosed with diabetes from 2001-2013....

Need a retina? We can grow that in a dish now.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins have successfully grown a human retina in a lab and it's beautiful. Why is this a cool thing? Because, per the authors, the goal is...

What your patient might ask you…

Can what I eat make my AMD worse? There is growing evidence suggesting it can. A collaboration of researchers in Europe found that patients that adhere to a...

What your patient might ask you…

Will taking aspirin make my wet AMD worse? A new study published in Ophthalmology says no. The study reviewed the medical data of over 400,000 patients from 2010-2015...

What your patient might ask you…

Is there any new research for patients with dry AMD? Thankfully, yes. Apellis Pharmaceuticals has started it's phase 3 trial studying the effects of APL-2...

What your patient might ask you…

Will working on a computer all day make me go blind? A press release on this new study caught fire last week. Several news outlets reported on it (here, here, here, here etc.)...

There may be another reason your patient is taking Viagra.

A research team at Columbia University in New York published a small study showing Viagra may have vision benefits in AMD. Related, Viagra just recently became...

Can’t decide if what you’re looking at is wet AMD? Ask the app.

A new mobile app called Fluid Intelligence is designed to help answer questions like, does my patient need an injection? It's kind of like phone-a-friend for...

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