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Genetics Home Reference: age-related macular degeneration by Posted Fri 15 Jul 2011 5:12pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Treatment Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed June 2011 What is age-related macular degeneration? Age-rela ... Read on »
Age-Related Macular Degeneration by Ralph S. Certified Nurse Specialist Posted Thu 15 Jan 2009 5:03pm The Problem Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a progressive eye condition that affects the macula, the central portion of the retina, (see image below) where our sharpest central vision is enabled. The macula and central vision is needed for seeing fine detail and objects clearly. As the macular tissue is destroyed and central vis ... Read on »
Epigenetic Factors Associated with the Development of Age-related Macular Degeneration by Posted Sun 07 Apr 2013 8:00pm Description of Invention: Recent studies have demonstrated genetic associations between Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and specific genes. In the case of identical twins in which only one twin develops AMD, a direct genetic cause seems unlikely. NIH researchers explored the epigenetic mechanisms that control the path ... Read on »
Predictive Test for Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Asymptomatic Individuals by Posted Fri 31 Oct 2008 5:00pm Description of Invention: Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of severe, irreversible vision loss for those over the age of fifty in the United States and in other developed countries. Thirteen million Americans over the age of forty have ARMD. ARMD is caused by the deterioration of the central area ... Read on »
Treatment and Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Other Eye-Related Diseases by Posted Fri 31 Oct 2008 5:00pm Description of Invention: The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) plays a significant role in regulating the microenvironment around the photoreceptors in the distal retina, where the events of phototransduction take place. Expression profiling of microRNA (miRNAs) in RPE and the adjacent retina and choroid was used to iden ... Read on »
The Use of Gene Therapy in Treating Retinitis Pigmentosa and Dry AMD by Irv Arons Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 06 Nov 2010 3:14pm A short while ago, I received a message from someone I did not know, who said that he enjoyed the writeups on my online Journal and was wondering if I might be interested in writing about the use of gene therapy as an approach to vision restoration. Since I knew absolutely nothing about gene therapy, the writer got my attention. After several ... Read on »
Animal Model for Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Methods for Use Thereof by Posted Mon 31 Aug 1998 5:00pm Description of Invention: The invention provides an animal model for the study of age-related macular degeneration. The model is an animal, any mammal, having subretinal cells, e.g. retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells, genetically modified to express VEGF so as to result in subretinal fibrovascular proliferation. The invent ... Read on »
How to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration by Elizabeth Leis Patient Expert Posted Wed 10 Aug 2011 6:00am Print this entry | Print this pageDo you know what AMD is? AMD stands for age-related macular degeneration. This disease of the retina gradually destroys sharp central vision, and this can lead to problems with daily tasks such as driving and reading. AMD is currently the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 60. A recent article ... Read on »
Study: High-Carb Diet Leads To Advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Possible Blindness by Jimmy M. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 8:57am Dr. Allen Taylor found AMD speeds up rapidly on a high-carb diet It's not looking good for the highly-recommended, government-approved high-carb diet. We already know from previous research that such a diet leads to acne, increased blood pressure, an inability to lose weight in people with hyperinsulinemia, lower HDL "good" cholester ... Read on »
Stem Cell Trial for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Receives Approval by A4M Posted Sat 22 Jan 2011 12:38am Posted on 2011-01-19 06:00:00 in Age-related Macular Degeneration | Sensory | Stem Cell Research | Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of l ... Read on »