Clinical update: new treatments for age-related macular degeneration.

@article{Wong2007ClinicalUN,
  title={Clinical update: new treatments for age-related macular degeneration.},
  author={Tien Yin Wong and Gerald Liew and Paul Mitchell},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2007},
  volume={370 9583},
  pages={
          204-206
        }
}
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in the developed world. Until recently, this condition was believed to be largely untreatable, but developments in the past 2 years have challenged this view. A new class of drugs—based on suppression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)—has been introduced for the treatment of “wet” or neovascular AMD, the most visually disabling form (table 1). In 2006, results with an anti-VEGF agent, ranibizumab, showed that… CONTINUE READING

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