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Anti-VEGF Unlikely to Affect Glaucoma Progression in Wet AMD Eyes

These patients did receive more glaucoma treatment, but any effect may be due to more frequent clinic visits and monitoring.
August 5, 2022

Retinal Vasculature May Affect AMD Progression

A lower arteriole-to-venule ratio was found to be associated with increased disease severity.
August 3, 2022

High Salt Intake May Increase Early AMD Risk

Study done in China also finds that, surprisingly, eating meat decreased the chances of disease development.
July 29, 2022

Study Finds Altered Retinal Vessel Features in Dry AMD Patients Who Smoke

A negative correlation between pack-year history and parafoveal vessel density of the deep capillary plexus was also observed.
July 29, 2022

Study Identifies Connection Between the Genetic Risk of AMD and Drusen

Further research is needed to better understand this link and its implications for clinical practice.
July 28, 2022

Study Identifies Optimal Treatment for Large Submacular Hemorrhage

Better final outcomes were seen after vitrectomy or pneumatic displacement.
July 26, 2022

Dark Adaptation Useful in Identifying AMD Stage

However, the measure couldn’t adequately distinguish early disease from controls.
July 22, 2022

Study Finds Evidence of Environmental Influences on AMD Risk

Solar radiation, geographic latitude, pollution levels, ozone and nitrogen dioxide variables showed positive associations.
July 14, 2022

Frequent Injections May Lead to Anxiety in AMD Patients

This in turn can lead to issues with treatment and follow-up compliance.
July 13, 2022

Could Skipping Breakfast Lower AMD Risk?

Researchers found that this form of intermittent fasting significantly reduced disease incidence. Lower obesity rates and decreased oxidative stress may be why.
July 8, 2022