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Potential role of lampalizumab for treatment of geographic atrophy

Authors Rhoades W, Dickson D, Do D

Received 12 September 2014

Accepted for publication 18 November 2014

Published 11 June 2015 Volume 2015:9 Pages 1049—1056


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William Rhoades, Drew Dickson, Diana V Do

Truhlsen Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA

Abstract: The purpose of this article is to review the pathways underlying age-related macular degeneration and potential therapeutic targets, focusing on the complement pathway and the recent MAHALO Phase II trial of the investigational drug lampalizumab. This trial was the first to have shown positive results for the treatment of geographic atrophy in age-related macular degeneration. It has potential as a future treatment, and is currently undergoing a Phase III trial.

Keywords: age-related macular degeneration, complement inhibition, AMD

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