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|Title:||New approaches in the management of choroidal neovascular membrane in age-related macular degeneration.|
Heriot, W J
Tewari, H K
|Citation:||Verma L, Das T, Binder S, Heriot WJ, Kirchhof B, Venkatesh P, Krebs I, Stolba U, Jahn C, Feichtinger H, Kellner L, Krugluger H, Pawelka I, Frohner U, Kruger A, Li W, Tewari HK. New approaches in the management of choroidal neovascular membrane in age-related macular degeneration. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2000 Dec; 48(4): 263-78|
|Abstract:||Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness in the elderly population. The prevalence is reported to be 1.2-1.4% in several population-based epidemiological studies. Currently 25-30 million people worldwide are blind due to AMD. With the aging world population it is bound to increase significantly, and could become a significant public health problem in next two decades, with serious socio-economic implications. Several strategies are today available to treat the wet form of AMD, which is responsible for significant visual loss. These were until recently confined to laser photocoagulation, and subretinal surgery, but today two other modalities, namely, radiation and photodynamic therapy, are available. These treatment modalities however, are aimed at preservation of vision only, and not at reversing the process of the disease. Further research on antiangiogenic drugs and gene therapy could significantly help AMD patients.|
|Appears in Collections:||Indian Journal of Ophthalmology|
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