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2010-03-01 14:33:09

Smoking is already a known risk factor for age-related macular degeneration, cataract and thyroid eye disease.

2010-01-04 14:38:29

Scientists discover the relationship between 2 blood proteins plays a pivotal role in staving off the condition.

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2009-12-11 12:37:07

University of Iowa researchers have found the existence of a new, rare inherited retinal disease.

2009-12-11 00:30:00

LEUVEN, Belgium, December 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR), a biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative medicines for eye disease, vascular disease and cancer, announces today that it has started a Phase II trial of microplasmin for the treatment of exudative (wet) Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Wet AMD affects approximately five million patients worldwide and this patient population is continuing to grow.

2009-12-02 07:47:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Adults are more likely to lose their vision than be diagnosed with cancer.

2009-11-02 14:11:52

Scientists at Schepens Eye Research Institute have found that when the eye is missing a diffusible form of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), i.e. one that when secreted can reach other cells at a distance, the retina shows defects similar to "dry" macular degeneration, also called geographic atrophy (GA).

2009-11-02 06:30:00

Discovery may also have impact on the use of new drugs for wet macular degeneration BOSTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at Schepens Eye Research Institute have found that when the eye is missing a diffusible form of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), i.e.

2009-10-01 02:17:00

PARIS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Fovea Pharmaceuticals announced today that it has entered into a binding agreement with sanofi-aventis to sell 100% of its share to sanofi-aventis.

2009-09-28 08:00:00

Sponsored by Delaware Valley Retina Associates and the Macula Vision Research Foundation WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Sept.