Navigation Links
Patients with AMD may not need monthly injections
Date:5/6/2014

Orlando, Fla. Researchers have found that, contrary to prvious clinical trial findings, monthly injections to counteract age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may not be necessary. The research is being presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Orlando, Fla.

The investigators used a strategy called "treat and extend" to conduct the study, in which the frequency of office visits and injections were tailored to each patient's individual response to therapy. Following 185 patients over a three-and-a-half-year period, the average number of visits and injections was reduced from 12 to 8.3 times per year.

AMD is the leading cause of severe vision loss among people 50 years of age or older in industrialized countries. The findings could reduce the burden associated with frequent therapy, lowering the financial burdens on patients, families and government.


'/>"/>

Contact: Katrina Norfleet
knorfleet@arvo.org
240-221-2924
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Social workers can help patients recover from mild traumatic brain injuries
2. TGen and George Mason University announce precision medicine alliance to benefit patients
3. Lean patients with fatty liver disease have higher mortality rate
4. Drinking poses greater risk for advanced liver disease in HIV/hep C patients
5. Sofosbuvir: Indication of added benefit for specific patients
6. Atypical form of Alzheimers disease may be present in a more widespread number of patients
7. Home health visits greatly lower readmissions for heart surgery patients
8. Hyperfractionated RT improves local-regional control for patients with head and neck cancer
9. Lymph node ultrasounds more accurate in obese breast cancer patients
10. Vitamin D may raise survival rates among cancer patients
11. RI Hospital: Medicare patients with dementia 20 percent more likely to be readmitted
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/3/2020)... ... 2020 , ... MemoryCare.com, a comprehensive resource for caregivers and ... in Louisville, KY. The guide identifies 17 memory care communities based on location, ... Alzheimer’s Association , 5.6 million people age 65 and older are living with ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... , ... KitoTech Medical, a Seattle-based medical device company, announced ... used to accelerate the commercialization of its microMend® family of wound closure products. ... expand its customer base of healthcare systems as well as independent hospitals and ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Cardiothoracic surgeons at Allegheny General ... Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to develop a new heart monitoring device designed to ... surgery. , The AGH/CMU team was recently awarded a “Trailblazer” grant from the ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... NEW YORK (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... On September 1, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF) is thrilled to launch its ... cerebral palsy research. A fully virtual challenge, STEPtember meets everyone wherever they are at ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... Ga. (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... The pandemic and topsy-turvy economic outlook ... examine our budgets and look for ways to trim the fat from our monthly expenses ... your finances, but it’s also important that you have a financial safety net in place ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/3/2020)... ... 03, 2020 , ... Q&J Face Masks announced today that ... and engineering lab, conducted tests on Q&J’s personal face mask that indicated the ... other masks. Q&J face masks have both mechanical filtering and electrostatic filtering which ...
(Date:9/3/2020)... ... September 03, 2020 , ... In response to the ... schools and classrooms across the United States, IntraLogic Solutions , a leading ... TEMPE is a non-contact, wall-mounted scanning thermometer that rapidly checks body temperatures. When ...
(Date:9/2/2020)... , ... September 02, 2020 ... ... Fight Against Covid-19 , Advanced Penetration Technology, LLC, (APT) a Texas- and ... patients utilizing non-prescription, Over The Counter (OTC) products, was today provided results ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: