Age Related Macular Degeneration

AMD has two forms - wet and dry. Below is an overview of wet and dry AMD

What is the Macula?

The macula is the center part of the retina that we look straight ahead with. The eye works like a camera. The retina is like the film in the back of a camera. The center of the retina is called the macula. When you look at someone's face or read a book, you are using your macula. That is where your fine vision is. The rest of the retina is for the side or peripheral vision. You cannot see well with your peripheral vision, but you can get around and function with your peripheral vision. Macular degeneration can cause central vision loss, but never causes loss of peripheral vision (side vision).

What is Dry Macular Degeneration?

Dry AMD occurs when drusen develop in the macula (see photo). Most people with dry AMD have normal or near normal vision. Only about 10 percent develop advanced dry AMD. Advanced dry AMD occurs when the retina thins out so much that the vision declines. We call the thin spots geographic atrophy. We recommend vitamins for patients with dry AMD and fish oil. Patient with dry AMD should follow their vision and amsler grid every day and report to their physician if their is a change in vision in either eye or a change on the amsler grid. It is very important to check each eye separately.

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What is Wet Macular Degeneration?

Wet AMD occurs when blood vessels start to grow in the macula. These blood vessels can also grow with scar tissue and blood (see photo). Untreated, most people with wet AMD lose their central vision. With treatment, the disease progression can usually be stopped and often reversed. Promt treatment leads to the best results, so if you have a sudden change in vision that could be a sign of wet AMD, you should see your physician urgently.

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Macular Degeneration NEWS

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New York Times

Patient Voices: Macular Degeneration
New York Times
For many years, Dick Coulson, a retired orthodontist, has been living with macular degeneration that affects only his right eye. For the first 15 years of the disease, Mr. Coulson had the dry form of macular degeneration. Then, as macular degeneration ...
The Worldwide Juvenile Macular Degeneration Market | Estimated to Grow CAGR at 6.7% till 2023Medgadget (blog)

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5 things to know about macular degeneration
5 things to know about macular degeneration. Wednesday. Mar 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Symptoms of the disease typically begin after age 50. By Allison Ballard StarNews Correspondent. The macula is the most sensitive part of the retina and necessary for ...

Science Daily

New gene therapy corrects a form of inherited macular degeneration in canine model
Science Daily
Best disease, or vitelliform macular degeneration, is an inherited blinding disorder caused by mutations in the BEST1 gene. It often manifests in children and young adults, gradually robbing them of their central vision. Through a variety of studies ...

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BenevolentAI and charities to seek macular degeneration cure
BenevolentAI and a group of UK sight loss charities have launched a new partnership to use the firm's AI-powered drug discovery to find treatments and a potential cure for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in ...
Two Foundations Partner to Improve Care for Those Affected by Macular DegenerationNewswise (press release)
Wet Macular Degeneration Market Overview, Top Manufactures, Market Size, Industry Growth Analysis & Forecast: 2027Healthcare Trends
BenevolentAI embarks on new AI healthcare ventureComputer Business Review

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Duke scientists pinpoint new therapeutic target for macular degeneration
Duke Researchers have pinpointed a new therapeutic target for macular degeneration, an eye disease that affects over 10 million Americans and is the leading cause of blindness in adults over 60. Clinical trials have shown that injection of human ...
Overlooked Cell Key Player In Preventing Age-Related Vision LossDuke Today

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Business Wire (press release)

Gene Therapy for Age-related Macular Degeneration - Pipeline Analysis | Technavio
Business Wire (press release)
Technavio has published a new market research report on gene therapy for age-related macular degeneration from 2018-2022. (Graphic: Business Wire). Technavio has published a new market research report on gene therapy for age-related macular ...

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Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Market Analysis 2018
Ratings Alerts (blog)
Global Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Market Research Report 2018-2021 provides a unique tool for evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, and supporting strategic and tactical decision-making. This report recognizes that in this ...

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I Wasn't Ready to Learn About My Risk for Alzheimer's Through 23andMe
I also have celiac disease and vitiligo, a skin condition more common in people with autoimmune diseases. A handful of other autoimmune diseases run in my family. The 23andMe Health + Ancestry kit gives you a total of 79 reports. It tests for your ...

Age Related Macular Degeneration Market Pipeline H1 Therapeutic Development, Scope and Top Impacting Factors
Pharmaceuticals News
Age Related Macular Degeneration Market Pipeline Review, H1, tracks core statistics comprising key pipeline therapeutics and drug profiles with mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA), molecule type as well as Age Related Macular ...

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Age-related Macular Degeneration Market Analysis by Key Players Focusing on Growth Strategies and Upcoming ...
Pharmaceuticals News
The qualitative research study conducted by HTF MI titled “Asia-Pacific Age-related Macular Degeneration Market Report 2018” provides primary Data, surveys, Scope of the Product and vendor briefings. The market dynamic forces have been determined after ...

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Supplement key to slowing wet macular degeneration
The Spokesman-Review
According to new research published in the British Medical Journal's Ophthalmology, the progression of a potentially devastating form of partial blindness, wet macular degeneration, can be slowed by taking a supplement loaded with antioxidants, zinc ...

St George News

What is macular degeneration and how can it be treated?
St George News
Unfortunately, many individuals become prone to disease of the retina as they age. This undated image is an example of what happens to the eye during macular degeneration, location and date not specified | Image courtesy of Zion Eye Institute, St ...

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Mary Walsh opens up about life with macular degeneration as CNIB ...
Mary Walsh approaches her macular degeneration the same way she tackles anything in life — with humour.

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Macular Degeneration Market Growth and Analysis- Industry Trends, Size, Shares, Forecast to 2022
Healthcare Trends
Macular Degeneration Global Clinical Trials Review, H2 Market report analyses the prospects in the Macular Degeneration market for several shareholders and aspirants by identifying the high-growth segments, main actions approved by them and Macular ...
Juvenile macular degeneration (stargardt disease) market report H2, 2017 just publishedWhaTech

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SA woman regains sight thanks to help of generous doctor
When Emilie Peil started losing her eyesight, her optomestrist helped her get it back thanks to new technology. Author: Adi Guajardo. Published: 11:13 PM CDT March 18, 2018. Updated: 12:23 AM CDT March 19, 2018. A local optometrist has granted the gift ...

Pharmaceuticals News

Juvenile Macular Degeneration (Stargardt Disease) Pipeline Overview H1 2018
Pharmaceuticals News
The research report “Juvenile Macular Degeneration (Stargardt Disease) Pipeline and Therapeutics Development H1 2018” provides comprehensive information on the therapeutics under development for Juvenile Macular Degeneration (Stargardt Disease ...

Are You at Risk for Macular Degeneration?
Cape May County Herald
If you're over 65 and of European descent, you could be at risk for macular degeneration, the leading cause of age-related vision loss. Lifestyle choices can help to slow the disease's progression and possibly even prevent it if initiated early enough ...

Adult whooping cough can drag on and on
Arizona Daily Star
DEAR DR. ROACH: Thirty years ago, when I was in my 40s, I was diagnosed with bronchiolitis, which was considered a disease of young children. When lying down in bed at night, I coughed to clear my rattly chest and suddenly could not breathe at all. It ...

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Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Market Research Report 2018
The Financial Analyst
The report Global Wet AMD market: Industry Analysis & Outlook (2017-2021) analyses the development of this market, with focus on the U.S. and outside the U.S. markets. The major trends, growth drivers as well as issues being faced by the market are ...

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Global Wet Macular Degeneration Market 2020 Analysis, Growth, Drivers, Vendors Landscape, Shares, Size, Trends ...
Pharmaceuticals News
Wet Macular Degeneration market share, value analysis, competitive analysis, healthy and adverse effects of Wet Macular Degeneration market, leading company's overview, key financials, growth strategies, and SWOT analysis of Wet Macular Degeneration ...
Juvenile Macular Degeneration Treatment Market Research 2017-2022: Global Analysis of Scope, Trends and DiversityHealthcare Trends
Age-related Macular Degeneration Market Manufacturers Include Alcon, Bausch+Lomb, Allergan, Gilead SciencesIbnservice

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The New Yorker

Eye Trouble
The New Yorker
Eight years ago—twenty-five years after my disease started—I began to have new trouble seeing. I made an appointment with another retina specialist, who told me that I now had age-related macular degeneration along with macular dystrophy: a drop of ...

Worldwide Juvenile Macular Degeneration Market is Estimated to Grow at a CAGR of 6.7% till 2023
Digital Journal
Market Research Future Published a Cooked Research Report on Global Juvenile Macular Degeneration Market. The Global Juvenile Macular Degeneration (Stargardt Disease) Market at a CAGR of 6.7% During Forecasted Period 2017-2023. Juvenile macular ...

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Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Industry: Know Current Treatment Practices, Unmet Needs, Market ...
Pharmaceuticals News
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) – Market Insights, Epidemiology and Market Forecast – 2027, report provides a detailed analysis of the Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) epidemiology and market outlook for the 7MM.United States, EU5 (Germany ...

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Edmond Sun

Have you been to the Oklahoma City china painters museum?
Edmond Sun
There's even an 85-year-old lady with macular degeneration in one of the classes. “She's just a ray of sunshine,” Weston says. While there is usually an admission charge to the museum, in conjunction with the upcoming Tri-State Convention, the public ...

Artificial Intelligence Quickly and Accurately Diagnoses Eye Diseases and Pneumonia
UC San Diego Health
The study focused on two common causes of irreversible blindness: macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema. Both conditions, however, are treatable if detected early. Machine-derived diagnoses were compared with diagnoses from five ...

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Wet Macular Degeneration Industry Overview with Total Market Share and Distribution of Wet Macular Degeneration for ...
Healthcare Trends
Wet Macular Degeneration – Market Insights, Epidemiology and Market Forecast – 2027, report provides a detailed analysis of the Wet Macular Degeneration epidemiology and market outlook for the 7MM.United States, EU5 (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and ...

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Robert Gaines Sr., 1916-2018
Columbia Daily Tribune
During Harriet's last years, which were darkened by ​​macular degeneration, Robert Sr. took over her care and all the household chores. In his honor, she posted perhaps the best refrigerator magnet of all time: “A woman never shot a man while he was ...

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Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Mary Walsh opens up about life with macular degeneration as CNIB celebrates a century
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
Mary Walsh approaches her eye condition the same way she tackles everything in life — with a hearty laugh. At the age of 40, she was diagnosed with macular degeneration, meaning the vision in the centre of her left eye has deteriorated to near ...

Life Science Daily

National Eye Institute to study age-related macular degeneration
Life Science Daily
There may be surrogate markers of an individual's risk of developing late-stage disease long before the disease progresses,” Chew said. AMD is the leading cause of vision impairment and blindness among people over 50 in the United States. Through this ...

Wet Macular Degeneration Market: Strategies, Comparison, Challenges and Forecast to 2020
Healthcare Trends
Wet Macular Degeneration Market – Global API Manufacturers, Marketed and Phase III Drugs Landscape, 2018 report provides comprehensive insights about marketed and Phase III products for Wet Macular Degeneration . The report includes information of ...

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What about Resources?

Dr. Pautler's Blog
American Academy of Ophthalmology
National Institutes of Health
  • ARMD
    NIH's SeniorHealth website covers the topic of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
National Eye Institute
American Foundation for the Blind - Senior Site
  • Macular Degeneration
    Basic information about AMD and low vision; includes a self-test using an Amsler Grid
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
LightHouse International
  • Macular Degeneration
    Provides a general overview of the basics of AMD, and a simulation showing a scene as it might be viewed by a person with AMD
Prevent Blindness America