Increased expression of angiogenic growth factors in age-related maculopathy

  title={Increased expression of angiogenic growth factors in age-related maculopathy},
  author={M. Kliffen and H. S. Sharma and C. Mooy and S. Kerkvliet and P. T. D. de Jong},
  journal={British Journal of Ophthalmology},
  pages={154 - 162}
  • M. Kliffen, H. S. Sharma, +2 authors P. T. D. de Jong
  • Published 1997
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Ophthalmology
  • AIMS/BACKGROUND The late stages of age-related maculopathy (ARM), especially neovascular macular degeneration (ARMD), can severely affect central vision and are the main cause of blindness in the elderly in the Western world. It has been shown that angiogenic growth factors are present in neovascular membranes in ARMD. However, it is not known if angiogenic growth factors play a role in the onset of neovascularisation. METHODS In order to elucidate the involvement of angiogenic growth factors… CONTINUE READING
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