Rheopheresis for age-related macular degeneration: a novel indication for therapeutic apheresis in ophthalmology.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of visual impairment and blindness in the elderly. Successful therapy is not yet available for the majority of patients, especially not for patients with dry AMD. AMD at cellular and molecular levels is at least in part a microcirculatory disorder of the retina. Rheopheresis is a safe and effective… (More)