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Age-related macular degeneration

Authors Querques G, Avellis, Querques, Bandello F , Souied E

Published 18 May 2011 Volume 2011:5 Pages 593—601


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Giuseppe Querques¹, Fernando Onofrio Avellis1,2, Lea Querques1,3, Francesco Bandello³, Eric H Souied¹
¹Service d'Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Créteil, Université Paris-Est Créteil, Créteil, France; ²Parma Eye Clinic University Hospital, Università degli Studi di Parma, Parma, Italy; ³Department of Ophthalmology, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele Milano, Milano, Italy

Date of preparation: March 3, 2011
Conflict of interest: None declared

Clinical question: Is there any new knowledge about the pathogenesis and treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?
Results: We now understand better the biochemical and pathological pathways involved in the genesis of AMD. Treatment of exudative AMD is based on intravitreal injection of new antivascular endothelial growth factor drugs for which there does not yet exist a unique recognized strategy of administration. No therapies are actually available for atrophic AMD, despite some experimental new pharmacological approaches.
Implementation: strategy of administration, safety of intravitreal injection

Keywords: age-related macular degeneration, antivascular endothelial growth factor, choroidal neovascularization, drusen, geographic atrophy

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