Macular Degeneration: Degenerative changes in the RETINA usually of older adults which results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the MACULA LUTEA) because of damage to the retina. It occurs in dry and wet forms.Wet Macular Degeneration: A form of RETINAL DEGENERATION in which abnormal CHOROIDAL NEOVASCULARIZATION occurs under the RETINA and MACULA LUTEA, causing bleeding and leaking of fluid. This leads to bulging and or lifting of the macula and the distortion or destruction of central vision.Choroidal Neovascularization: A pathological process consisting of the formation of new blood vessels in the CHOROID.Retinal Drusen: Colloid or hyaline bodies lying beneath the retinal pigment epithelium. They may occur either secondary to changes in the choroid that affect the pigment epithelium or as an autosomal dominant disorder of the retinal pigment epithelium.Retinal Pigment Epithelium: The single layer of pigment-containing epithelial cells in the RETINA, situated closely to the tips (outer segments) of the RETINAL PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS. These epithelial cells are macroglia that perform essential functions for the photoreceptor cells, such as in nutrient transport, phagocytosis of the shed photoreceptor membranes, and ensuring retinal attachment.Retinal Degeneration: A retrogressive pathological change in the retina, focal or generalized, caused by genetic defects, inflammation, trauma, vascular disease, or aging. Degeneration affecting predominantly the macula lutea of the retina is MACULAR DEGENERATION. (Newell, Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts, 7th ed, p304)Geographic Atrophy: A form of MACULAR DEGENERATION also known as dry macular degeneration marked by occurrence of a well-defined progressive lesion or atrophy in the central part of the RETINA called the MACULA LUTEA. It is distinguishable from WET MACULAR DEGENERATION in that the latter involves neovascular exudates.Fluorescein Angiography: Visualization of a vascular system after intravenous injection of a fluorescein solution. The images may be photographed or televised. It is used especially in studying the retinal and uveal vasculature.Choroid: The thin, highly vascular membrane covering most of the posterior of the eye between the RETINA and SCLERA.Visual Acuity: Clarity or sharpness of OCULAR VISION or the ability of the eye to see fine details. Visual acuity depends on the functions of RETINA, neuronal transmission, and the interpretative ability of the brain. Normal visual acuity is expressed as 20/20 indicating that one can see at 20 feet what should normally be seen at that distance. Visual acuity can also be influenced by brightness, color, and contrast.Nerve Degeneration: Loss of functional activity and trophic degeneration of nerve axons and their terminal arborizations following the destruction of their cells of origin or interruption of their continuity with these cells. The pathology is characteristic of neurodegenerative diseases. Often the process of nerve degeneration is studied in research on neuroanatomical localization and correlation of the neurophysiology of neural pathways.Complement Factor H: An important soluble regulator of the alternative pathway of complement activation (COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY, ALTERNATIVE). It is a 139-kDa glycoprotein expressed by the liver and secreted into the blood. It binds to COMPLEMENT C3B and makes iC3b (inactivated complement 3b) susceptible to cleavage by COMPLEMENT FACTOR I. Complement factor H also inhibits the association of C3b with COMPLEMENT FACTOR B to form the C3bB proenzyme, and promotes the dissociation of Bb from the C3bBb complex (COMPLEMENT C3 CONVERTASE, ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY).Bruch Membrane: The inner layer of CHOROID, also called the lamina basalis choroideae, located adjacent to the RETINAL PIGMENT EPITHELIUM; (RPE) of the EYE. It is a membrane composed of the basement membranes of the choriocapillaris ENDOTHELIUM and that of the RPE. The membrane stops at the OPTIC NERVE, as does the RPE.Pigment Epithelium of Eye: The layer of pigment-containing epithelial cells in the RETINA; the CILIARY BODY; and the IRIS in the eye.Intravitreal Injections: The administration of substances into the VITREOUS BODY of the eye with a hypodermic syringe.Retina: The ten-layered nervous tissue membrane of the eye. It is continuous with the OPTIC NERVE and receives images of external objects and transmits visual impulses to the brain. Its outer surface is in contact with the CHOROID and the inner surface with the VITREOUS BODY. The outer-most layer is pigmented, whereas the inner nine layers are transparent.Macula Lutea: An oval area in the retina, 3 to 5 mm in diameter, usually located temporal to the posterior pole of the eye and slightly below the level of the optic disk. It is characterized by the presence of a yellow pigment diffusely permeating the inner layers, contains the fovea centralis in its center, and provides the best phototropic visual acuity. It is devoid of retinal blood vessels, except in its periphery, and receives nourishment from the choriocapillaris of the choroid. (From Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)Lipofuscin: A naturally occurring lipid pigment with histochemical characteristics similar to ceroid. It accumulates in various normal tissues and apparently increases in quantity with age.Optic Disk Drusen: Optic disk bodies composed primarily of acid mucopolysaccharides that may produce pseudopapilledema (elevation of the optic disk without associated INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION) and visual field deficits. Drusen may also occur in the retina (see RETINAL DRUSEN). (Miller et al., Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology, 4th ed, p355)Fundus Oculi: The concave interior of the eye, consisting of the retina, the choroid, the sclera, the optic disk, and blood vessels, seen by means of the ophthalmoscope. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)Wallerian Degeneration: Degeneration of distal aspects of a nerve axon following injury to the cell body or proximal portion of the axon. The process is characterized by fragmentation of the axon and its MYELIN SHEATH.Tomography, Optical Coherence: An imaging method using LASERS that is used for mapping subsurface structure. When a reflective site in the sample is at the same optical path length (coherence) as the reference mirror, the detector observes interference fringes.Choroid Diseases: Disorders of the choroid including hereditary choroidal diseases, neoplasms, and other abnormalities of the vascular layer of the uvea.Lutein: A xanthophyll found in the major LIGHT-HARVESTING PROTEIN COMPLEXES of plants. Dietary lutein accumulates in the MACULA LUTEA.Fovea Centralis: An area approximately 1.5 millimeters in diameter within the macula lutea where the retina thins out greatly because of the oblique shifting of all layers except the pigment epithelium layer. It includes the sloping walls of the fovea (clivus) and contains a few rods in its periphery. In its center (foveola) are the cones most adapted to yield high visual acuity, each cone being connected to only one ganglion cell. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)Photoreceptor Cells, Vertebrate: Specialized PHOTOTRANSDUCTION neurons in the vertebrates, such as the RETINAL ROD CELLS and the RETINAL CONE CELLS. Non-visual photoreceptor neurons have been reported in the deep brain, the PINEAL GLAND and organs of the circadian system.Angiogenesis Inhibitors: Agents and endogenous substances that antagonize or inhibit the development of new blood vessels.Retinal Neovascularization: Formation of new blood vessels originating from the retinal veins and extending along the inner (vitreal) surface of the retina.Electroretinography: Recording of electric potentials in the retina after stimulation by light.Exudates and Transudates: Exudates are fluids, CELLS, or other cellular substances that are slowly discharged from BLOOD VESSELS usually from inflamed tissues. Transudates are fluids that pass through a membrane or squeeze through tissue or into the EXTRACELLULAR SPACE of TISSUES. Transudates are thin and watery and contain few cells or PROTEINS.Photochemotherapy: Therapy using oral or topical photosensitizing agents with subsequent exposure to light.Eye ProteinsIntervertebral Disc Degeneration: Degenerative changes in the INTERVERTEBRAL DISC due to aging or structural damage, especially to the vertebral end-plates.Ophthalmoscopy: Examination of the interior of the eye with an ophthalmoscope.Xanthophylls: Oxygenated forms of carotenoids. They are usually derived from alpha and beta carotene.Photography: Method of making images on a sensitized surface by exposure to light or other radiant energy.Subretinal Fluid: An exudate between the RETINA and CHOROID from various sources including the vitreous cavity, SUBARACHNOID SPACE, or abnormal vessels.Scotoma: A localized defect in the visual field bordered by an area of normal vision. This occurs with a variety of EYE DISEASES (e.g., RETINAL DISEASES and GLAUCOMA); OPTIC NERVE DISEASES, and other conditions.Aging: The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.Retinal DiseasesAntibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized: Antibodies from non-human species whose protein sequences have been modified to make them nearly identical with human antibodies. If the constant region and part of the variable region are replaced, they are called humanized. If only the constant region is modified they are called chimeric. INN names for humanized antibodies end in -zumab.Eye Diseases: Diseases affecting the eye.Vision Disorders: Visual impairments limiting one or more of the basic functions of the eye: visual acuity, dark adaptation, color vision, or peripheral vision. These may result from EYE DISEASES; OPTIC NERVE DISEASES; VISUAL PATHWAY diseases; OCCIPITAL LOBE diseases; OCULAR MOTILITY DISORDERS; and other conditions (From Newell, Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts, 7th ed, p132).Retinal Detachment: Separation of the inner layers of the retina (neural retina) from the pigment epithelium. Retinal detachment occurs more commonly in men than in women, in eyes with degenerative myopia, in aging and in aphakia. It may occur after an uncomplicated cataract extraction, but it is seen more often if vitreous humor has been lost during surgery. (Dorland, 27th ed; Newell, Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts, 7th ed, p310-12).Retinal Hemorrhage: Bleeding from the vessels of the retina.Vision, Low: Vision considered to be inferior to normal vision as represented by accepted standards of acuity, field of vision, or motility. Low vision generally refers to visual disorders that are caused by diseases that cannot be corrected by refraction (e.g., MACULAR DEGENERATION; RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA; DIABETIC RETINOPATHY, etc.).Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide: A single nucleotide variation in a genetic sequence that occurs at appreciable frequency in the population.Complement Factor B: A glycine-rich, heat-labile serum glycoprotein that contains a component of the C3 CONVERTASE ALTERNATE PATHWAY (C3bBb). Bb, a serine protease, is generated when factor B is cleaved by COMPLEMENT FACTOR D into Ba and Bb.Indocyanine Green: A tricarbocyanine dye that is used diagnostically in liver function tests and to determine blood volume and cardiac output.Genotype: The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.Laser Coagulation: The use of green light-producing LASERS to stop bleeding. The green light is selectively absorbed by HEMOGLOBIN, thus triggering BLOOD COAGULATION.Blindness: The inability to see or the loss or absence of perception of visual stimuli. This condition may be the result of EYE DISEASES; OPTIC NERVE DISEASES; OPTIC CHIASM diseases; or BRAIN DISEASES affecting the VISUAL PATHWAYS or OCCIPITAL LOBE.Disease Models, Animal: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.Vision Tests: A series of tests used to assess various functions of the eyes.Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A: The original member of the family of endothelial cell growth factors referred to as VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTORS. Vascular endothelial growth factor-A was originally isolated from tumor cells and referred to as "tumor angiogenesis factor" and "vascular permeability factor". Although expressed at high levels in certain tumor-derived cells it is produced by a wide variety of cell types. In addition to stimulating vascular growth and vascular permeability it may play a role in stimulating VASODILATION via NITRIC OXIDE-dependent pathways. Alternative splicing of the mRNA for vascular endothelial growth factor A results in several isoforms of the protein being produced.Retinitis Pigmentosa: Hereditary, progressive degeneration of the neuroepithelium of the retina characterized by night blindness and progressive contraction of the visual field.Complement C2: A component of the CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT PATHWAY. C2 is cleaved by activated COMPLEMENT C1S into COMPLEMENT C2B and COMPLEMENT C2A. C2a, the COOH-terminal fragment containing a SERINE PROTEASE, combines with COMPLEMENT C4B to form C4b2a (CLASSICAL PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE) and subsequent C4b2a3b (CLASSICAL PATHWAY C5 CONVERTASE).Eye Diseases, Hereditary: Transmission of gene defects or chromosomal aberrations/abnormalities which are expressed in extreme variation in the structure or function of the eye. These may be evident at birth, but may be manifested later with progression of the disorder.Photosensitizing Agents: Drugs that are pharmacologically inactive but when exposed to ultraviolet radiation or sunlight are converted to their active metabolite to produce a beneficial reaction affecting the diseased tissue. These compounds can be administered topically or systemically and have been used therapeutically to treat psoriasis and various types of neoplasms.Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration: Heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative disorders characterized by frontal and temporal lobe atrophy associated with neuronal loss, gliosis, and dementia. Patients exhibit progressive changes in social, behavioral, and/or language function. Multiple subtypes or forms are recognized based on presence or absence of TAU PROTEIN inclusions. FTLD includes three clinical syndromes: FRONTOTEMPORAL DEMENTIA, semantic dementia, and PRIMARY PROGRESSIVE NONFLUENT APHASIA.Cataract: Partial or complete opacity on or in the lens or capsule of one or both eyes, impairing vision or causing blindness. The many kinds of cataract are classified by their morphology (size, shape, location) or etiology (cause and time of occurrence). (Dorland, 27th ed)Retinoids: A group of tetraterpenes, with four terpene units joined head-to-tail. Biologically active members of this class are used clinically in the treatment of severe cystic ACNE; PSORIASIS; and other disorders of keratinization.Retinal Pigments: Photosensitive protein complexes of varied light absorption properties which are expressed in the PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS. They are OPSINS conjugated with VITAMIN A-based chromophores. Chromophores capture photons of light, leading to the activation of opsins and a biochemical cascade that ultimately excites the photoreceptor cells.Porphyrins: A group of compounds containing the porphin structure, four pyrrole rings connected by methine bridges in a cyclic configuration to which a variety of side chains are attached. The nature of the side chain is indicated by a prefix, as uroporphyrin, hematoporphyrin, etc. The porphyrins, in combination with iron, form the heme component in biologically significant compounds such as hemoglobin and myoglobin.Atrophy: Decrease in the size of a cell, tissue, organ, or multiple organs, associated with a variety of pathological conditions such as abnormal cellular changes, ischemia, malnutrition, or hormonal changes.Genetic Predisposition to Disease: A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.Light Coagulation: The coagulation of tissue by an intense beam of light, including laser (LASER COAGULATION). In the eye it is used in the treatment of retinal detachments, retinal holes, aneurysms, hemorrhages, and malignant and benign neoplasms. (Dictionary of Visual Science, 3d ed)Retinal Photoreceptor Cell Outer Segment: The light sensitive outer portion of a retinal rod or a cone photoreceptor cell. The outer segment contains a stack of disk membranes laden with photoreceptive pigments (RETINAL PIGMENTS). The outer segment is connected to the inner segment by a PHOTORECEPTOR CONNECTING CILIUM.Eye Banks: Centers for storing various parts of the eye for future use.Case-Control Studies: Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.Eye Color: Color of the iris.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Vitreous Body: The transparent, semigelatinous substance that fills the cavity behind the CRYSTALLINE LENS of the EYE and in front of the RETINA. It is contained in a thin hyaloid membrane and forms about four fifths of the optic globe.Pyridinium CompoundsVisual Field Tests: Method of measuring and mapping the scope of vision, from central to peripheral of each eye.Injections, Intraocular: The administration of substances into the eye with a hypodermic syringe.Diagnostic Techniques, Ophthalmological: Methods and procedures for the diagnosis of diseases of the eye or of vision disorders.Eye: The organ of sight constituting a pair of globular organs made up of a three-layered roughly spherical structure specialized for receiving and responding to light.Disease Progression: The worsening of a disease over time. This concept is most often used for chronic and incurable diseases where the stage of the disease is an important determinant of therapy and prognosis.Optic Atrophy: Atrophy of the optic disk which may be congenital or acquired. This condition indicates a deficiency in the number of nerve fibers which arise in the RETINA and converge to form the OPTIC DISK; OPTIC NERVE; OPTIC CHIASM; and optic tracts. GLAUCOMA; ISCHEMIA; inflammation, a chronic elevation of intracranial pressure, toxins, optic nerve compression, and inherited conditions (see OPTIC ATROPHIES, HEREDITARY) are relatively common causes of this condition.Photoreceptor Cells: Specialized cells that detect and transduce light. They are classified into two types based on their light reception structure, the ciliary photoreceptors and the rhabdomeric photoreceptors with MICROVILLI. Ciliary photoreceptor cells use OPSINS that activate a PHOSPHODIESTERASE phosphodiesterase cascade. Rhabdomeric photoreceptor cells use opsins that activate a PHOSPHOLIPASE C cascade.Mice, Inbred C57BLIntervertebral Disc: Any of the 23 plates of fibrocartilage found between the bodies of adjacent VERTEBRAE.Haplotypes: The genetic constitution of individuals with respect to one member of a pair of allelic genes, or sets of genes that are closely linked and tend to be inherited together such as those of the MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX.Retinal Vessels: The blood vessels which supply and drain the RETINA.Complement C3: A glycoprotein that is central in both the classical and the alternative pathway of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. C3 can be cleaved into COMPLEMENT C3A and COMPLEMENT C3B, spontaneously at low level or by C3 CONVERTASE at high level. The smaller fragment C3a is an ANAPHYLATOXIN and mediator of local inflammatory process. The larger fragment C3b binds with C3 convertase to form C5 convertase.Retinal Cone Photoreceptor Cells: Photosensitive afferent neurons located primarily within the FOVEA CENTRALIS of the MACULA LUTEA. There are three major types of cone cells (red, blue, and green) whose photopigments have different spectral sensitivity curves. Retinal cone cells operate in daylight vision (at photopic intensities) providing color recognition and central visual acuity.Lasers: An optical source that emits photons in a coherent beam. Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) is brought about using devices that transform light of varying frequencies into a single intense, nearly nondivergent beam of monochromatic radiation. Lasers operate in the infrared, visible, ultraviolet, or X-ray regions of the spectrum.Dark Adaptation: Adjustment of the eyes under conditions of low light. The sensitivity of the eye to light is increased during dark adaptation.Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase-3: A member of the family of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases. Mutations of the gene for TIMP3 PROTEIN causes Sorsby fundus dystrophy.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Injections: Introduction of substances into the body using a needle and syringe.Visual Fields: The total area or space visible in a person's peripheral vision with the eye looking straightforward.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Chromosomes, Human, Pair 10: A specific pair of GROUP C CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.Alleles: Variant forms of the same gene, occupying the same locus on homologous CHROMOSOMES, and governing the variants in production of the same gene product.Aptamers, Nucleotide: Nucleotide sequences, generated by iterative rounds of SELEX APTAMER TECHNIQUE, that bind to a target molecule specifically and with high affinity.Sensory Aids: Devices that help people with impaired sensory responses.Complement Activation: The sequential activation of serum COMPLEMENT PROTEINS to create the COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX. Factors initiating complement activation include ANTIGEN-ANTIBODY COMPLEXES, microbial ANTIGENS, or cell surface POLYSACCHARIDES.ReadingOxidative Stress: A disturbance in the prooxidant-antioxidant balance in favor of the former, leading to potential damage. Indicators of oxidative stress include damaged DNA bases, protein oxidation products, and lipid peroxidation products (Sies, Oxidative Stress, 1991, pxv-xvi).Mutation: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.Complement Factor I: A plasma serine proteinase that cleaves the alpha-chains of C3b and C4b in the presence of the cofactors COMPLEMENT FACTOR H and C4-binding protein, respectively. It is a 66-kDa glycoprotein that converts C3b to inactivated C3b (iC3b) followed by the release of two fragments, C3c (150-kDa) and C3dg (41-kDa). It was formerly called KAF, C3bINF, or enzyme 3b inactivator.Retinoschisis: A vitreoretinal dystrophy characterized by splitting of the neuroretinal layers. It occurs in two forms: degenerative retinoschisis and X chromosome-linked juvenile retinoschisis.Retrograde Degeneration: Pathologic changes that occur in the axon and cell body of a neuron proximal to an axonal lesion. The process is characterized by central chromatolysis which features flattening and displacement of the nucleus, loss of Nissl bodies, and cellular edema. Central chromatolysis primarily occurs in lower motor neurons.Retinal Rod Photoreceptor Cells: Photosensitive afferent neurons located in the peripheral retina, with their density increases radially away from the FOVEA CENTRALIS. Being much more sensitive to light than the RETINAL CONE CELLS, the rod cells are responsible for twilight vision (at scotopic intensities) as well as peripheral vision, but provide no color discrimination.Contrast Sensitivity: The ability to detect sharp boundaries (stimuli) and to detect slight changes in luminance at regions without distinct contours. Psychophysical measurements of this visual function are used to evaluate visual acuity and to detect eye disease.Light: That portion of the electromagnetic spectrum in the visible, ultraviolet, and infrared range.Gene Frequency: The proportion of one particular in the total of all ALLELES for one genetic locus in a breeding POPULATION.Visually Impaired Persons: Persons with loss of vision such that there is an impact on activities of daily living.Complement Pathway, Alternative: Complement activation initiated by the interaction of microbial ANTIGENS with COMPLEMENT C3B. When COMPLEMENT FACTOR B binds to the membrane-bound C3b, COMPLEMENT FACTOR D cleaves it to form alternative C3 CONVERTASE (C3BBB) which, stabilized by COMPLEMENT FACTOR P, is able to cleave multiple COMPLEMENT C3 to form alternative C5 CONVERTASE (C3BBB3B) leading to cleavage of COMPLEMENT C5 and the assembly of COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX.Complement C3b Inactivator Proteins: Endogenous proteins that inhibit or inactivate COMPLEMENT C3B. They include COMPLEMENT FACTOR H and COMPLEMENT FACTOR I (C3b/C4b inactivator). They cleave or promote the cleavage of C3b into inactive fragments, and thus are important in the down-regulation of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION and its cytolytic sequence.Serine Endopeptidases: Any member of the group of ENDOPEPTIDASES containing at the active site a serine residue involved in catalysis.Glaucoma: An ocular disease, occurring in many forms, having as its primary characteristics an unstable or a sustained increase in the intraocular pressure which the eye cannot withstand without damage to its structure or impairment of its function. The consequences of the increased pressure may be manifested in a variety of symptoms, depending upon type and severity, such as excavation of the optic disk, hardness of the eyeball, corneal anesthesia, reduced visual acuity, seeing of colored halos around lights, disturbed dark adaptation, visual field defects, and headaches. (Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Phenotype: The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.Rhodopsin: A purplish-red, light-sensitive pigment found in RETINAL ROD CELLS of most vertebrates. It is a complex consisting of a molecule of ROD OPSIN and a molecule of 11-cis retinal (RETINALDEHYDE). Rhodopsin exhibits peak absorption wavelength at about 500 nm.Ophthalmology: A surgical specialty concerned with the structure and function of the eye and the medical and surgical treatment of its defects and diseases.Linkage Disequilibrium: Nonrandom association of linked genes. This is the tendency of the alleles of two separate but already linked loci to be found together more frequently than would be expected by chance alone.Blotting, Western: Identification of proteins or peptides that have been electrophoretically separated by blot transferring from the electrophoresis gel to strips of nitrocellulose paper, followed by labeling with antibody probes.Spinocerebellar Degenerations: A heterogenous group of degenerative syndromes marked by progressive cerebellar dysfunction either in isolation or combined with other neurologic manifestations. Sporadic and inherited subtypes occur. Inheritance patterns include autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, and X-linked.Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect: A form of fluorescent antibody technique commonly used to detect serum antibodies and immune complexes in tissues and microorganisms in specimens from patients with infectious diseases. The technique involves formation of an antigen-antibody complex which is labeled with fluorescein-conjugated anti-immunoglobulin antibody. (From Bennington, Saunders Dictionary & Encyclopedia of Laboratory Medicine and Technology, 1984)Mice, Knockout: Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.Immunohistochemistry: Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.Proteins: Linear POLYPEPTIDES that are synthesized on RIBOSOMES and may be further modified, crosslinked, cleaved, or assembled into complex proteins with several subunits. The specific sequence of AMINO ACIDS determines the shape the polypeptide will take, during PROTEIN FOLDING, and the function of the protein.Triamcinolone: A glucocorticoid given, as the free alcohol or in esterified form, orally, intramuscularly, by local injection, by inhalation, or applied topically in the management of various disorders in which corticosteroids are indicated. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p739)Peripherins: Type III intermediate filament proteins expressed mainly in neurons of the peripheral and CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEMS. Peripherins are implicated in neurite elongation during development and axonal regeneration after injury.Diabetic Retinopathy: Disease of the RETINA as a complication of DIABETES MELLITUS. It is characterized by the progressive microvascular complications, such as ANEURYSM, interretinal EDEMA, and intraocular PATHOLOGIC NEOVASCULARIZATION.Triamcinolone Acetonide: An esterified form of TRIAMCINOLONE. It is an anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid used topically in the treatment of various skin disorders. Intralesional, intramuscular, and intra-articular injections are also administered under certain conditions.Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction: A variation of the PCR technique in which cDNA is made from RNA via reverse transcription. The resultant cDNA is then amplified using standard PCR protocols.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Cells, Cultured: Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.Vision, Ocular: The process in which light signals are transformed by the PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS into electrical signals which can then be transmitted to the brain.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Coloring Agents: Chemicals and substances that impart color including soluble dyes and insoluble pigments. They are used in INKS; PAINTS; and as INDICATORS AND REAGENTS.National Eye Institute (U.S.): Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It conducts and supports research on the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the eye and visual system. It was originally part of the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness. The National Eye Institute was established in 1968.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Ophthalmoscopes: Devices for examining the interior of the eye, permitting the clear visualization of the structures of the eye at any depth. (UMDNS, 1999)cis-trans-Isomerases: Enzymes that catalyze the rearrangement of geometry about double bonds. EC 5.2.Odds Ratio: The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Antioxidants: Naturally occurring or synthetic substances that inhibit or retard the oxidation of a substance to which it is added. They counteract the harmful and damaging effects of oxidation in animal tissues.Mice, Transgenic: Laboratory mice that have been produced from a genetically manipulated EGG or EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.Pedigree: The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.ATP-Binding Cassette Transporters: A family of MEMBRANE TRANSPORT PROTEINS that require ATP hydrolysis for the transport of substrates across membranes. The protein family derives its name from the ATP-binding domain found on the protein.Neovascularization, Pathologic: A pathologic process consisting of the proliferation of blood vessels in abnormal tissues or in abnormal positions.Homozygote: An individual in which both alleles at a given locus are identical.Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the eye or any of its parts.Angiomatosis: A condition with multiple tumor-like lesions caused either by congenital or developmental malformations of BLOOD VESSELS, or reactive vascular proliferations, such as in bacillary angiomatosis. Angiomatosis is considered non-neoplastic.Axons: Nerve fibers that are capable of rapidly conducting impulses away from the neuron cell body.Retinal Neurons: Nerve cells of the RETINA in the pathway of transmitting light signals to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. They include the outer layer of PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS, the intermediate layer of RETINAL BIPOLAR CELLS and AMACRINE CELLS, and the internal layer of RETINAL GANGLION CELLS.Cataract Extraction: The removal of a cataractous CRYSTALLINE LENS from the eye.WisconsinComplement Membrane Attack Complex: A product of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION cascade, regardless of the pathways, that forms transmembrane channels causing disruption of the target CELL MEMBRANE and cell lysis. It is formed by the sequential assembly of terminal complement components (COMPLEMENT C5B; COMPLEMENT C6; COMPLEMENT C7; COMPLEMENT C8; and COMPLEMENT C9) into the target membrane. The resultant C5b-8-poly-C9 is the "membrane attack complex" or MAC.beta Carotene: A carotenoid that is a precursor of VITAMIN A. It is administered to reduce the severity of photosensitivity reactions in patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria (PORPHYRIA, ERYTHROPOIETIC). (From Reynolds JEF(Ed): Martindale: The Extra Pharmacopoeia (electronic version). Micromedex, Inc, Engewood, CO, 1995.)Asian Continental Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the southeastern and eastern areas of the Asian continent.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Smoking: Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.Complement C1 Inactivator Proteins: Serum proteins that inhibit, antagonize, or inactivate COMPLEMENT C1 or its subunits.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Complement Factor D: A serum protein which is important in the ALTERNATIVE COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY. This enzyme cleaves the COMPLEMENT C3B-bound COMPLEMENT FACTOR B to form C3bBb which is ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE.Fluorescence: The property of emitting radiation while being irradiated. The radiation emitted is usually of longer wavelength than that incident or absorbed, e.g., a substance can be irradiated with invisible radiation and emit visible light. X-ray fluorescence is used in diagnosis.Retinal Dystrophies: A group of disorders involving predominantly the posterior portion of the ocular fundus, due to degeneration in the sensory layer of the RETINA; RETINAL PIGMENT EPITHELIUM; BRUCH MEMBRANE; CHOROID; or a combination of these tissues.Infrared Rays: That portion of the electromagnetic spectrum usually sensed as heat. Infrared wavelengths are longer than those of visible light, extending into the microwave frequencies. They are used therapeutically as heat, and also to warm food in restaurants.Retinal Photoreceptor Cell Inner Segment: The inner portion of a retinal rod or a cone photoreceptor cell, situated between the PHOTORECEPTOR CONNECTING CILIUM and the synapse with the adjacent neurons (RETINAL BIPOLAR CELLS; RETINAL HORIZONTAL CELLS). The inner segment contains the cell body, the nucleus, the mitochondria, and apparatus for protein synthesis.Eye Protective Devices: Personal devices for protection of the eyes from impact, flying objects, glare, liquids, or injurious radiation.Extracellular Matrix Proteins: Macromolecular organic compounds that contain carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and usually, sulfur. These macromolecules (proteins) form an intricate meshwork in which cells are embedded to construct tissues. Variations in the relative types of macromolecules and their organization determine the type of extracellular matrix, each adapted to the functional requirements of the tissue. The two main classes of macromolecules that form the extracellular matrix are: glycosaminoglycans, usually linked to proteins (proteoglycans), and fibrous proteins (e.g., COLLAGEN; ELASTIN; FIBRONECTINS; and LAMININ).Rod Cell Outer Segment: The portion of a retinal rod cell situated between the ROD INNER SEGMENT and the RETINAL PIGMENT EPITHELIUM. It contains a stack of photosensitive disk membranes laden with RHODOPSIN.Polymerase Chain Reaction: In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.Microscopy, Electron: Microscopy using an electron beam, instead of light, to visualize the sample, thereby allowing much greater magnification. The interactions of ELECTRONS with specimens are used to provide information about the fine structure of that specimen. In TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY the reactions of the electrons that are transmitted through the specimen are imaged. In SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY an electron beam falls at a non-normal angle on the specimen and the image is derived from the reactions occurring above the plane of the specimen.Dietary Supplements: Products in capsule, tablet or liquid form that provide dietary ingredients, and that are intended to be taken by mouth to increase the intake of nutrients. Dietary supplements can include macronutrients, such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats; and/or MICRONUTRIENTS, such as VITAMINS; MINERALS; and PHYTOCHEMICALS.Cell Survival: The span of viability of a cell characterized by the capacity to perform certain functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, some form of responsiveness, and adaptability.RNA, Messenger: RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.Antibodies, Monoclonal: Antibodies produced by a single clone of cells.Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration: Cerebellar degeneration associated with a remote neoplasm. Clinical manifestations include progressive limb and GAIT ATAXIA; DYSARTHRIA; and NYSTAGMUS, PATHOLOGIC. The histologic type of the associated neoplasm is usually carcinoma or lymphoma. Pathologically the cerebellar cortex and subcortical nuclei demonstrate diffuse degenerative changes. Anti-Purkinje cell antibodies (anti-Yo) are found in the serum of approximately 50% of affected individuals. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p686)
A positive diagnosis of macular degeneration may account for a patient's micropsia. A controlled size comparison task can be ... Macular degeneration typically produces micropsia due to the swelling or bulging of the macula, an oval-shaped yellow spot near ... The Amsler grid test can be used to diagnose macular degeneration. For this test, patients are asked to look at a grid, and ... Some studies show that consuming spinach or collard greens five times a week cuts the risk of macular degeneration by 43%. CSCR ...
J. Donald M. Gass, a macular degeneration specialist developed the use of fluorescein angiography as a diagnostic tool, and Dr ... Macherner, Robert (1995). "The development of pars plana vitrectomy: a personal account". Graefe's Archive for Clinical and ... and the Treatment of Macular Degeneration". New England Journal of Medicine. 355 (14): 1409-12. doi:10.1056/NEJMp068185. PMID ... physicians and scientists pioneered studies into the effective treatment of the wet form of age-related macular degeneration ...
Glaucoma (8%), age-related macular degeneration (5%) and diabetic retinopathy (1%), along with cataract, account for 65% of all ... About 80% of blindness is avoidable (it can be prevented or cured). The treatment of cataracts, which accounts for about half ...
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- In rare cases, younger people can develop macular degeneration. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- While detection of debris and decayed tissue in the eye does not necessarily mean that the patient will develop macular degeneration, the test is useful for determining whether preventative measures should be taken to defend against it. (docshop.com)
- Smokers are two to five times as likely to develop macular degeneration as nonsmokers. (caring.com)
- Many older people develop macular degeneration as part of the body's natural aging process. (mynewsdesk.com)
- Early detection is important because a patient destined to develop macular degeneration can sometimes be treated before symptoms appear and this may delay or reduce the severity of the disease. (diagnose-me.com)
- Treatment for wet macular degeneration centers on eliminating the newly formed, delicate blood vessels so they stop oozing fluid. (sun-sentinel.com)
- A low-power laser ("cold" laser) is then used to activate the dye, sealing off leaking blood vessels associated with wet macular degeneration. (dukehealth.org)
- Wet macular degeneration, in which abnormal blood vessels in the eye cause bleeding and leak fluid, is rarer. (wikihow.com)
- Treatment of wet macular degeneration can be a combination of taking medication, going through specific procedures such as laser surgery and therapies such as photodynamic therapy that can seal the leaking blood vessels. (infobarrel.com)
- Ophthalmologist Virgil Murray at The Eye Clinic diagnosed LeJeune with macular degeneration, a common condition that happens when blood vessels in the back of the eye start leaking. (kplctv.com)
- There are two types of macular degeneration: wet and dry. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Of the two types of macular degeneration, 80 to 90% of people have dry macular degeneration, which causes small white and yellow deposits on the eye that can be associated with damaging vision over time. (wikihow.com)
- The two major types of macular degeneration are dry (atrophic) and wet (exudative). (reference.com)
- The most common types of macular degeneration related to advancing age. (verywellhealth.com)
- Read more about each type of macular degeneration test below. (docshop.com)
- Any type of smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke can accelerate the development of the "wet" type of macular degeneration. (diagnose-me.com)
- Dry AMD is the most common type of macular degeneration and affects 90% of the people who have the condition. (uclb.com)
- While there is currently no cure for macular degeneration, Duke retinal specialists use sophisticated imaging technology and the latest treatment advances to diagnose and manage the condition. (dukehealth.org)
- There is currently no known cure for macular degeneration, though there are a myriad of treatment options available to prevent its slow progression, and even improve vision once the disease takes hold. (docshop.com)
- There is no cure for macular degeneration, but the latest treatment to slow or even reverse it is a drug injected directly into the eye that stops the leakage. (kplctv.com)
- At this time there is no known cure for macular degeneration . (diagnose-me.com)
- As of today, there is no cure for macular degeneration, no way to prevent macular degeneration, and no way to reverse macular degeneration. (cure-macular-degeneration.com)
- Retinal progenitor cells are injected into the eye's vitreous cavity, where they release factors to slow the progression of hereditary degeneration and blindness. (nationalgeographic.com)
- The event is designed to give an overview of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), including the progression of the disease and precautionary methods that may delay the onset of AMD and reduce retinal damage. (prlog.org)
- Our retinal specialists travel the country to lecture and teach courses on macular degeneration. (dukehealth.org)
- RESULTS: Drusen in the eye with basal laminar drusen are located between the basal lamina of the retinal pigment epithelium and the inner collagenous layer of Bruch membrane, just as they are in age-related macular degeneration. (deepdyve.com)
- In June, the Japanese Health Ministry gave approval to the Riken Institute to launch a clinical trial of sheets of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). (blindness.org)
- In such cases, the macular damage eliminates the normal retinal input to a large region of visual cortex, comprising tens of square centimeters of surface area in each hemisphere, which is normally responsive only to foveal stimuli. (jneurosci.org)
- 2 It is characterized by a loss of visual acuity caused by degeneration of the choriocapillaris, retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), and photoreceptors, usually beginning with drusen and pigmentary changes in Bruch's membrane. (uspharmacist.com)
- At present, we do not have any effective treatments for the dry form of macular degeneration that results in this sort of retinal atrophy, so this therapy has the potential to change the way we look at this disease and possibly give patients hope that at the very least we can stem the tide of disease progression," Deobhakta added. (medicinenet.com)
- However, both Goldberg and Albini agreed there is no evidence that this kind of therapy could have treated the patients' sight problems even if carried out correctly and only sparse evidence that adipose cells can differentiate into retinal pigment epithelium or photoreceptor cells, which play a critical role in macular degeneration. (regmednet.com)
- OCT shows a fibrovascular pigment epithelial detachment without retinal edema, which accounted for his suboptimal visual outcome. (healio.com)
- Even dry macular degeneration can be associated with localized dysfunction of the retinal photoreceptors and can account for several lines of vision loss. (healio.com)
- ERMs can be associated with visual distortion, cystoid macular edema, reduced contrast sensitivity and even lamellar retinal holes. (healio.com)
- AMD is a progressive disease affecting the retinal pigment in the macular region at the back of the eye. (innovations-report.com)
- There is real potential that people with wet age-related macular degeneration will benefit in the future from transplantation of these cells, " says retinal surgeon Professor Lyndon Da Cruz from Moorfields Eye Hospital, who is performing the operations and is co-leading the London Project. (uclb.com)
- Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in older patients in the. (prohealth.com)
- Wet AMD is not common, but it accounts for the majority of blindness from this disease. (denverhealth.org)
- Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 65 and the leading cause of blindness in people over age 50. (prweb.com)
- Angiogenesis triggered by unknown reasons results in CNV in the pathogenesis of wet AMD, which accounts for 90% of the blindness caused by the disease. (molvis.org)
- Trouble discerning colors, specifically dark ones from dark ones and light ones from light ones A loss in contrast sensitivity Macular degeneration by itself will not lead to total blindness. (wikipedia.org)
- The leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans over the age of 65 is a disease called macular degeneration. (docshop.com)
- Because macular degeneration affects only straight-ahead vision, it cannot lead to total blindness. (docshop.com)
- A good example of that is macular degeneration, which is the most common cause of blindness. (latimes.com)
- Macular degeneration is a common cause of blindness and vision problems among older people. (harvard.edu)
- While there are several causes of blindness, the leading cause of all visual impairment is age-related macular degeneration, which affects 1.7 million Americans. (ca.gov)
- January 12/New York/ Free Radical Biology and Medicine -- Fordham University researchers have found grape consumption may be able to help slow or prevent age-related macular degeneration, which is a condition that leads to blindness. (preparedfoods.com)
- Macular degeneration , often referred to as age-related macular degeneration (ARMD or AMD), is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. (verywellhealth.com)
- The "wet" form accounts for 90% of all cases of legal blindness amongst macular degeneration patients. (diagnose-me.com)
- Age-related Macular Degeneration or AMC is the leading cause of blindness among people age 50 and above. (i4u.com)
- This type of technology is very exciting considering that it aims to replace the precise layer of cells that are progressively damaged in a form of macular degeneration that affects millions of people and is one of the major causes of irreversible blindness in the U.S.," he said. (medicinenet.com)
- Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) accounts for around 65% of blindness. (healthyfood.co.nz)
- AMD accounts for 90 percent of new legal blindness in the US. (houstoneye.com)
- Age-related macular degeneration accounts for more than half of all cases of blindness in the United States. (kenw.org)
- Age-related macular degeneration is the major cause of blindness in older people, and the culprit in more than half of all cases of blindness in the United States. (kenw.org)
- Few people are aware that macular degeneration is an incurable eye disease and that it is the leading cause of blindness for those aged 55 and older in the United States, affecting more than 10 million Americans. (cure-macular-degeneration.com)
- Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of legal blindness in the United States for individuals over the age of 55, and the number of cases is growing dramatically with the aging of the baby boomers. (cure-macular-degeneration.com)
- It is macular degeneration, an eye disease that is the leading cause of blindness in patients over age 55. (scripps.org)
- A University of Southampton research team, led by Professor Andrew Lotery, has identified a new genetic risk factor for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of untreatable blindness in elderly people in developed countries. (innovations-report.com)
- We know that macular degeneration is at an epidemic level today and it is a leading cause of blindness. (weightandwellness.com)
- To your question, age-related macular degeneration, which we'd normally call AMD, is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss and blindness in people over the age of 65 worldwide. (weightandwellness.com)
- There are several treatments available for wet macular degeneration including photodynamic therapy, laser photocoagulation, and medications that can be injected into the eye. (hubpages.com)
- Your optometrist will be able to advise on adjustments you can make to your lifestyle to lower your risk of macular degeneration, such as nutritional supplements to slow the progression of the condition. (specsavers.co.uk)
- These treatments may slow down the progression of wet macular degeneration but will not cure it. (infobarrel.com)
- Although there is no cure, there is some evidence that supplements such as beta-carotene, lutein, Vitamins C and E, and zinc may help to slow the progression of dry macular degeneration. (hubpages.com)
- It promoted the use of vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene (a form of vitamin A), zinc and copper to slow the progression of moderate macular degeneration to a more advanced form. (heraldtribune.com)
- While there is currently no treatment to prevent the development of macular degeneration, recent clinical research has suggested that certain nutrients may help reduce its progression. (scripps.org)
- A large, 10-year clinical trial sponsored by the National Eye Institute suggested that antioxidants could reduce the progression of macular degeneration by up to 28% over a five-year period. (scripps.org)
- The objectives of this study are to evaluate the safety and efficacy of E10030 intravitreous injection when administered in combination with Lucentis® against a control of Lucentis® alone in subjects with subfoveal choroidal neovascularization secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). (clinicaltrials.gov)
- The drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) is a new treatment for wet macular degeneration. (sun-sentinel.com)
- Medical treatment of macular degeneration includes two major drugs: Avastin and Lucentis. (hubpages.com)
- Medicare paid $956 million for 144,000 injections of the Roche drug Lucentis for "wet" age-related macular degeneration, an eye disease. (reuters.com)
- Anti-VEGF therapy, including Lucentis and Macugen, is the newest treatment for macular degeneration. (houstoneye.com)
- Exhibitors and featured event speakers will offer participants opportunities to learn about the latest innovations in macular degeneration research, precautionary methods, medications, treatments, and low vision therapies. (prlog.org)
- Treatment of macular degeneration is an active research area, so additional treatments and medications may become available in the near future. (hubpages.com)
- Furthermore, as we develop better treatments for macular degeneration, whether they are medicinal, surgical, or low vision aids, those patients diagnosed with macular degeneration can sooner benefit from them. (diagnose-me.com)
- This type, known as juvenile macular degeneration, includes Stargardt's disease (STGD) and Best's disease. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Juvenile macular degeneration does not affect side vision or peripheral vision. (verywellhealth.com)
- People who develop juvenile macular degeneration lose central vision and do not become blind. (verywellhealth.com)
- There are two main forms of juvenile macular degeneration: Stargardt's disease and Vitelliform macular dystrophy. (verywellhealth.com)
- What Are the Symptoms of Macular Degeneration? (reference.com)
- Signs and symptoms of macular degeneration include: Visual symptoms Distorted vision in the form of metamorphopsia, in which a grid of straight lines appears wavy and parts of the grid may appear blank: Patients often first notice this when looking at things like miniblinds in their home or telephone poles while driving. (wikipedia.org)
- It is recommended that you see a specialist for a thorough diagnostic macular degeneration test and eye exam if you are over the age of 55 or are noticing any symptoms of macular degeneration . (docshop.com)
- Other genes that are associated with age-related macular degeneration include genes involved in transporting and processing high-density lipoproteins (HDL, also known as "good" cholesterol) and genes that have been associated with other forms of macular disease. (medlineplus.gov)
- Different forms of macular degeneration may occur in younger patients. (diagnose-me.com)
- There are two forms of macular degeneration: "dry" and "wet," both of which are painless and usually affect one eye at a time. (wholehealthmd.com)
- The dry (or atrophic) version accounts for about 90 percent of AMD cases and usually progresses slowly. (caring.com)
- In 10 to 15 percent of affected individuals, the dry form progresses to the wet form of age-related macular degeneration. (medlineplus.gov)
- Dry macular degeneration, which accounts for about 90% of cases, progresses slowly enough that, initially, most patients do not have serious loss of vision. (wholehealthmd.com)
- MDA's educational symposium in Asheville will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to interact with nationally known macular experts, local doctors, fellow patients and caregivers in an open forum. (prlog.org)
- There is no known macular degeneration cure nor is there any known way to reverse macular degeneration. (cure-macular-degeneration.com)
- Visual outcome after laser photocoagulation for subfoveal choroidal neovascularization secondary to age-related macular degeneration. (nih.gov)
- To provide detailed information specific to the initial visual acuity and initial lesion size on the outcome of patients with subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to age-related macular degeneration. (nih.gov)
- A new standard of care for laser photocoagulation of subfoveal choroidal neovascularization secondary to age-related macular degeneration. (nih.gov)
- It is important for you to keep regular appointments with your ophthalmologist so that you can continually monitor your condition if you are diagnosed with wet macular degeneration. (infobarrel.com)
- For those who suffer from macular degeneration, they need to see their Ophthalmologist. (hubpages.com)
- Dr. Knobbe is an ophthalmologist and author of Ancestral Dietary Strategy to Prevent and Treat Macular Degeneration . (weightandwellness.com)
- The large-scale Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) found that high levels of vitamins and zinc may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration by up to 25 percent. (dukehealth.org)
- Complement factor H variant increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration. (nature.com)
- Taking a combination of vitamins B6 and B12 and folic acid appears to decrease the risk of age-related macular degeneration in women, according to a report in the February 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. (phys.org)
- People over the age of 50 are at a greater risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). (docshop.com)
- Changes on the long (q) arm of chromosome 10 in a region known as 10q26 are also associated with an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration. (medlineplus.gov)
- Researchers have also examined nongenetic factors that contribute to the risk of age-related macular degeneration. (medlineplus.gov)
- A new study, led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, pinpoints the role that two genes - Factor H and Factor B - play in the development of nearly three out of four cases of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a devastating eye disease that affects more than 10 million people in the United States. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- About 10 percent of people have the wet form of macular degeneration, which can lead to serious vision loss. (dukehealth.org)
- 11% of people between the ages of 65 and 74 have macular degeneration, while 27.9% of those over 75 have the condition. (wikihow.com)
- Age-related macular degeneration accounts for almost 50% of those registered as sight impaired in the UK, with an estimated half a million people having some degree of the condition in the UK. (specsavers.co.uk)
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 55 and it roughly affects 2 million Americans. (prweb.com)
- That is why it is imperative that people get regular eye exams each year to prevent and preserve vision and improve the quality of life for those affected by age-related macular degeneration. (prweb.com)
- This is the challenge people with advanced macular degeneration face each day. (hubpages.com)
- Most people who have macular degeneration have the dry form. (hubpages.com)
- One of the first symptoms people with macular degeneration notice when they start to take the remedy is a worsening of their blurriness. (hubpages.com)
- While macular degeneration can develop in middle-aged people, chances of developing ARMD rise drastically with advanced age. (docshop.com)
- Another common age-related condition is macular degeneration, a disease that affects more than 10 million Americans , and, according to the National Eye Institute is the leading cause of vision loss among people over 50. (health.com)
- Put simply, when you hear about macular degeneration, people are generally talking about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). (health.com)
- Several groups are working on ways to restore vision for people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). (ca.gov)
- Age-related macular degeneration is an eye disease that is a leading cause of vision loss in older people in developed countries. (medlineplus.gov)
- It is estimated that 8 percent of people around the world have signs of age-related macular degeneration. (medlineplus.gov)
- Some macular complications that affect younger people may be referred to as macular degeneration, but the term generally refers to age-related macular degeneration. (verywellhealth.com)
- Juvenile macular dystrophy or degeneration is inherited and affects young people and children. (verywellhealth.com)
- The root cause of macular degeneration is unknown, but it tends to happen as people get older. (diagnose-me.com)
- Macular degeneration is the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 55. (wholehealthmd.com)
- It roughly affects 10 percent of people with AMD but accounts for 90 percent of severe vision loss by macular degeneration. (i4u.com)
- Since many people diagnosed with macular degeneration are over age 55, the number of cases of macular degeneration in the U.S. will increase significantly as baby boomers age. (cure-macular-degeneration.com)
- Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is a leading cause of vision loss for people age 50 and older in the U.S. It's estimated that as many as 14 million Americans have some form of this eye disease. (healthcentral.com)
- It usually affects people over 50 years of age and is known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). (uclb.com)
- One of the most common eye diseases is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). (healthwellfoundation.org)
- It's also important to note that macular degeneration includes a spectrum of diseases-generally classified as "early," "intermediate," and "late" AMD-that can progress over decades, says Dr. Modi. (health.com)
- These properties may account for their suggested roles in the pathology of diseases such as atherosclerosis, age-onset macular degeneration and Alzheimer's disease. (mdpi.com)
- Late-Vision loss and macular damage are present, along with drusen. (denverhealth.org)
- Hageman, Gregory S 2000-02-01 00:00:00 PURPOSE: To determine whether basal laminar drusen differ in their location, ultrastructure, or composition from drusen associated with aging and age-related macular degeneration. (deepdyve.com)
- their substructure is indistinguishable from drusen phenotypes in age-related macular degeneration. (deepdyve.com)
- Both basal laminar drusen and drusen associated with age-related macular degeneration are bound by the lectins Ricinis communis agglutinin and Arachis hypogea agglutinin (after neuraminidase digestion) and by antivitronectin, anti-HLA-DR, anti-serum amyloid P, and anti-C5 antibodies, but not by antibodies directed against basement membrane-associated heparan sulfate proteoglycan, laminin, fibrinogen, or collagen type IV. (deepdyve.com)
- CONCLUSIONS: These data support the notion that cuticular or basal laminar drusen are similar to, and perhaps indistinguishable from, drusen associated with age-related macular degeneration and are not nodular or diffuse thickenings of Bruch membrane, as previously suggested. (deepdyve.com)
- At this point, careful macular exam shows subtle pigmentary changes and some drusen. (healio.com)
- It may be beneficial to perform an OCT if there is any doubt of drusen or pigmentary changes or if the view from the cataract is sufficiently poor to preclude fine macular exam. (healio.com)
- Risk factors for macular degeneration include smoking, obesity, hypertension and a high cholesterol count. (reference.com)
- Obesity For those who have macular degeneration, being obese doubles the risk of developing a more advanced form of the disease. (caring.com)
- This more aggressive version of AMD accounts for about 90% of severe vision loss from the disease, according to the NEI. (medicinenet.com)
- The wet form of age-related macular degeneration is associated with severe vision loss that can worsen rapidly. (medlineplus.gov)
- ABSTRACT: Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the most common cause of severe vision loss in elderly persons in developed countries and accounts for one-third of cases of untreatable vision loss. (uspharmacist.com)
- Again, this is a chronic, insidious disease that can account for mild to even severe vision loss. (healio.com)
- Patients with macular degeneration may experience progressively worsening blurred vision and sometimes decreased or distorted color perception. (reference.com)
- Macular degeneration progressively devastates eyesight, causing blurred vision and blocking the center of a person's visual field. (healthwellfoundation.org)
- The dry form accounts for 85 to 90 percent of cases. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Macular scarring can result in advanced cases. (netdoctor.co.uk)
- Dry AMD accounts for the majority of cases. (denverhealth.org)
- Dry macular degeneration accounts for 90 percent of macular degeneration cases, according to Williamson Eye Institute. (reference.com)
- Published in the March 10, 2005, online issue of the journal Science , the study entitled "Complement Factor H Polymorphism and Age-Related Macular Degeneration," details the discovery of the gene that may account for approximately fifty percent of the cases of AMD in the population. (phys.org)
- This form of the disease accounts for about 10 percent of cases. (healthwellfoundation.org)
- Dry AMD is age-related and accounts for about 90 per cent of cases. (vic.gov.au)
- LeJeune had wet macular degeneration, which accounts for about 10 percent of the cases. (kplctv.com)
- Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of adult vision loss in developed countries, with about 2.5 million new cases in the United States each year. (caring.com)
- The "wet" form accounts for 20% of AMD cases but poses a greater threat to vision. (uclahealth.org)
- Dry AMD is the more common of the two types, accounting for approximately 85-90% of cases. (benzinga.com)
- Wet AMD is the less common of the two types, accounting for approximately 10-15% of cases. (benzinga.com)
- In 70 per cent of the cases, wet age-related macular degeneration weakens vision to 20/200 or worse within two years. (home-remedies-for-you.com)
- AMD affects 8 million Americans and accounts for over 50% of vision loss cases in white Americans. (ca.gov)
- The dry form is much more common, accounting for 85 to 90 percent of all cases of age-related macular degeneration. (medlineplus.gov)
- Wet AMD accounts for approximately 10% of all AMD cases. (verywellhealth.com)
- Some cases of age-related macular degeneration are detected early during a routine eye test. (diagnose-me.com)
- Age-related macular degeneration accounts for almost 45 percent of all cases of low vision. (firmoo.com)
- This leads to the "dry form" of macular degeneration and accounts for up to 90% of macular degeneration cases. (scripps.org)
- For the 145 participants completing the study, the researchers found that there were significant increases in plasma concentrations of the administered carotenoids as well as the optical density of the macular pigment in the groups randomized to receive supplementary macular xanthophylls and ω-3 LC-PUFAs after one month of intervention. (medicalxpress.com)
- The more serious--and less common--form of macular degeneration is the "wet" form. (hubpages.com)
- However, the dry form of macular degeneration can progress and lead to the wet form, leading to increased vision loss. (hubpages.com)
- The causes of the wet form of macular degeneration include aging, but severe nearsightedness and intraocular infections are also risk factors for this type of the disease. (docshop.com)
- A visual examination assisted by pupil dilation is one of the best ways to detect the early, or dry, form of macular degeneration. (docshop.com)
- Researchers have described two major types of age-related macular degeneration, known as the dry form and the wet form. (medlineplus.gov)
- Geographic macular degeneration is an advanced form of dry macular degeneration. (verywellhealth.com)
- WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new stem cell transplant might help preserve or even restore vision being lost to the dry form of age-related macular degeneration , a new pilot clinical trial has shown. (medicinenet.com)
- Patients with macular degeneration, whether the dry or wet form, can have an insidious course of disease without the classic presentation of metamorphopsia and blurry vision. (healio.com)
- Macular Degeneration Association Announces Stopping the Vision Loss Epidemic! (prlog.org)
- Both wet and dry macular degeneration have similar vision loss. (sun-sentinel.com)
- Wet macular degeneration can progress more rapidly than the dry kind, and it is responsible for the greatest degree of vision loss. (sun-sentinel.com)
- Monthly injections in or around the eye may prevent vision loss from wet macular degeneration. (dukehealth.org)
- Prior to 1990, AMD of all forms was often referred to as "senile macular degeneration" or SMD, a reflection of the fact that the vision loss associated with AMD manifests late in life when most affected individuals are looking forward to enjoying retirement activities and maintaining independence. (nih.gov)
- If you are showing symptoms of any type of vision loss, even minor, you should talk to your physician immediately and get tested for age related macular degeneration. (infobarrel.com)
- As of January 2015, macular degeneration is the primary cause of vision loss in Americans over 60 years old, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. (reference.com)
- 1 ] Macular degeneration also causes color vision loss and is not directly associated with age and is not well understood. (chiro.org)
- Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in older adults. (kplctv.com)
- The burden of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss in the elderly population, is poised to increase dramatically as the baby boomer generation ages. (ajmc.com)
- Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in North America for those over the age of 50. (pharmasave.com)
- While vision loss can lead to feelings of isolation, keep in mind that macular degeneration is a common condition and plenty of help and support is available. (pharmasave.com)
- Vision loss in macular degeneration is so gradual that you might not notice it at the beginning. (verywellhealth.com)
- Wet AMD, which accounts for 10 percent of all AMD, is responsible for 80 percent of the associated vision loss. (rxpgnews.com)
- cataract formation, accounts for vision loss in about 45 percent of the U.S. population aged 75 to 85 years. (bioportfolio.com)
- However, an eye condition known as age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, can impact the severity of the vision loss that is due to aging. (comfortkeepers.com)