age-related macular degeneration

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Noun1.age-related macular degeneration - macular degeneration that is age-related
macular degeneration - eye disease caused by degeneration of the cells of the macula lutea and results in blurred vision; can cause blindness
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His discovery offers a way to overcome this problem, offering hope that treatments may be developed for currently non-curable degenerative diseases, like Stargardt disease and ARMD.
In its early stages, ARMD is an abnormality of rods rather than cones, he said, and when patients have reduced visual acuity they will have had the disease for some time.
ARMD is the progressive deterioration of the critical central region of the retina called the macula.
For ARMD, the corresponding percentage was 41-70, depending on the ARMD form.
When exposed to a laser, the dye seals off leaking vessels that cause ARMD.
GenoMed believes that ARMD begins with activation of angiotensin I- converting enzyme (ACE).
Most people with ARMD find that reading is affected first, along with writing and driving because the macula of the eye, responsible for central vision, goes first.
Pharmacyclics and Alcon entered into an evaluation and license agreement in December 1997 for the commercialization of Optrin for ophthalmology indications, including ARMD.
CDS is expanding on this proven drug-delivery technology by combining it with known therapeutic compounds to treat a variety of other sight-threatening intraocular diseases, with an emphasis on retinal disorders, such as ARMD, the deterioration of the central retina(a); and diabetic macular edema (DME), chronic deterioration and leakage of retinal blood vessels associated with diabetes.
As we move further along in our clinical studies with Optrin, we are increasingly optimistic about its potential in treating ARMD," said Gerald D.
We believe this drug's unique properties may provide important advantages for treatment of ARMD," stated Gerald D.