Current and emerging concepts in the management of neovascular age-related macular degeneration.

@article{Maloney2007CurrentAE,
  title={Current and emerging concepts in the management of neovascular age-related macular degeneration.},
  author={Shawn C. Maloney and Katyanne Dantas Godeiro and Alexandre Nakao Odashiro and Miguel Noel Burnier},
  journal={Cardiovascular & hematological agents in medicinal chemistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={147-54}
}
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly worldwide. The more severe form of the disease, known as neovascular AMD, is characterized by aberrant growth of blood vessels from the choroid into the subretinal space. This pathologic choroidal neovascularization can have drastic consequences, often seriously impairing vision in affected individuals. Current treatment approaches focus on combination therapies that include photodynamic therapy in… CONTINUE READING
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