HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Growing epidemic of wet AMD ushers in new era in treatment of the disease

Retina specialists and ophthalmologists are encouraged by promising new scientific approaches that could have the potential to reduce the devastating effects of wet AMD for patients and offer the medical community a new paradigm of care, according to presentations made at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in New Orleans.

Many experts consider AMD, the leading cause of blindness in Americans over age 50, as a growing public health epidemic. Diagnoses for AMD are expected to double by 2020.

"The epidemic of AMD is fueled by the aging Baby Boomers, the fact that people are living longer, and the increasing incidence of the disease," said presenter Paul Sternberg Jr., M.D., Chairman of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute. "Fortunately, new approaches to treating the disease may soon become available with several therapies in late-phase clinical trials or pending FDA approval showing great promise for stabilizing wet AMD and preserving vision."

Saving Eyes, Saving Lives: The Physical and Emotional Impact of Vision Loss

AMD is a chronic, progressive disease that results in the loss of central vision. As the disease advances, simple tasks such as reading, writing NEW ORLEANS, LA, October 25, 2004 As more Americans age, the threat of blindness is increasing, and the search for new ways to prevent and treat diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has become a high priority in the eye care community., recognizing faces and driving become difficult, if not impossible. The disease not only takes a physical toll on its patients, but also can have a devastating emotional impact on them, their families and caregivers.

"Even a little vision loss to a fully sighted adult can compromise function more globally than any other impairment, increasing the risk of falls and injuries, medication mix-ups, poor nutrition, social isolation and clinical d
'"/>

Contact: Media Relations
media@aao.org
415-561-8534
American Academy of Ophthalmology
25-Oct-2004


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Growing your own replacement teeth? Not science fiction!
2. Americas teens: Growing up and out
3. Growing evidence that commonly used medicines may delay or prevent Alzheimers disease
4. Growing blood vessels around clots in leg arteries may treat painful walking
5. Growing new blood vessels with a timed-release capsule of growth factor is a promising treatment for heart bypass patients, finds NHLBI study
6. Do Neurons Learn By Growing Thorns? Emergence Of Dendritic Spines Is Associated With Long-Term Synaptic Plasticity
7. Growing Younger By Keeping Up Regular Physical Activity
8. Acceptability Of Alternative Health Care Growing In U.S.
9. US syphilis epidemics not driven by increases in unsafe sex say researchers
10. Likelihood of a large vCJD epidemic remains small claim researchers
11. Hepatitis C at epidemic levels among young injectors in London

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Growing epidemic wet AMD ushers new era treatment the disease

(Date:1/22/2015)... a famous wedding dress company offering many trendy designs. Today, ... Twitter, and Pinterest. The fans will have an opportunity to ... week. , Moreover, the company has extended its 2015 New ... for more information. , Angelweddingdress is a famous ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... the premier women’s dress supplier, has recently released its ... of AngelWeddingDress.com to find more details. , Many ... a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers a variety of gorgeous ... wedding dresses are specially designed for 2015. , AngelWeddingDress ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Juvent Sports ( http://www.juventsports.com ... 2015 PGA Merchandise Show to bestow a Juvent Sports ... amateur golfer, Arlene McKitrick. The award commemorated and congratulated ... tournament win. She won her first amateur tournament in ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... York, New York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... filed after Fresenius Medical Care recalled its GranuFlo and ... federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District ... Order dated January 20th, the Court has remanded a ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Oceanside,CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 For over 20 ... the Oceanside and Vista area has treated just about ... other personal injury circumstances. And for those same twenty-plus years, ... victims of all those injuries with the best possible doctor. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Industry Leading Chiropractor in Oceanside Joins the Doctors on Liens Network 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... 2015 More than a third of reproductive-aged women enrolled ... private insurance, filled a prescription for an opioid pain medication ... week,s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). ... moderate to severe pain.  They are also found in some ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- Harwood Feffer LLP ( www.hfesq.com ... directors of Advaxis, Inc. ("Advaxis" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders. On ... investing website reporting that Advaxis had misrepresented the clinical ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015  HyGreen, Inc., a leader in hand ... with RCA Medical, a subsidiary of Ascendis Health Limited, ... Each year, hundreds of millions of patients around ... organisms are transmitted from patient to patient via the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 2Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 3Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Advaxis, Inc. 2HyGreen Partners with RCA Medical in Johannesburg, South Africa 2
Cached News: