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2014-06-19 08:28:14

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France, and SAN DIEGO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicox S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris: COX), the international ophthalmic company, and Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ:SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, today announced that Nicox's subsidiary, Nicox Inc. is launching expanded access to Sequenom Laboratories' RetnaGene(TM) portfolio of laboratory-developed genetic tests in the United States (U.S.). The RetnaGene portfolio includes...

2014-02-10 23:24:41

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 55 and it roughly affects 15 million Americans. Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 55 and it roughly affects 15 million Americans. According to the National Eye Institute, AMD occurs when the small central portion of the retina, known as the macula, deteriorates....

2014-02-06 08:29:32

American Academy of Ophthalmology advises that early detection and today's treatments for common eye disease among seniors can help stop vision loss SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in Americans age 65 and older[1], seniors who develop AMD should not consider blindness in advanced age to be inevitable, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. During AMD Awareness Month, the...

2013-10-30 23:26:30

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a recent study revealing a new topical treatment to treat vision loss caused by macular generation. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a recent study revealing a new topical treatment to treat vision loss caused by macular generation. As Bel Marra Health reports in...

2013-08-15 20:46:06

In a study published on line this week in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, Drs. Donita Garland, Rosario Fernandez-Godino, and Eric Pierce of the Ocular Genomics Institute at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, along with their colleagues, reported the unexpected finding that in mice genetically engineered to have an inherited form of macular degeneration, turning off the animals' complement system, a part of the immune system, prevented the disease. Macular...

2012-05-08 10:42:47

Clinical studies in retinal diseases scheduled to begin in second half 2012 Gene Signal, a company focused on developing innovative drugs to manage angiogenesis based conditions, today announced that positive data from a study of aganirsen (GS-101, eye drops) in a nonhuman primate model of choroidal neovascularization has been presented at the 2012 ARVO Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Topical administration of aganirsen was found to inhibit neovascular growth and leakage in...

2012-02-23 18:00:21

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, especially in developed countries, and there is currently no known treatment or cure or for the vast majority of AMD patients. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Medicine has identified genes whose expression levels can identify people with AMD, as well as tell apart AMD subtypes. It is estimated that 6.5% of people over age 40 in the US currently have AMD. There...

2012-02-14 11:14:08

The estimated prevalence and incidence of late-stage age-related macular degeneration in the UK New cases of the progressive sight loss condition, known as age-related macular degeneration, or AMD for short, are set to rise by a third in the UK over the next decade, reveals research published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. AMD, which comprises "dry" (geographical atrophy) and "wet" (neovascular AMD) forms, accounts for over half of the total number of those registered...

2010-10-18 12:48:31

Oct. 17 AAO-MEACO Joint Meeting 2010 scientific program highlights Genetic medicine is the focus of two presentations at today's Scientific Program of the 2010 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) "“ Middle East-Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) Joint Meeting. The AAO-MEACO meeting is in session October 16 through 19 at McCormick Place, Chicago. It is the largest, most comprehensive ophthalmic education conference in the world. Seeking Genetics-Specific Treatments for...

2010-08-02 20:44:41

This month's Ophthalmology journal includes surprising research from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary on the relation of body weight to the risk for glaucoma. Also, from researchers at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, comes the first specific map of how the development of myopic maculopathy, an illness that afflicts many severely nearsighted people, predicts which patients will be most susceptible to vision loss. Does Higher Body Weight Protect Women from One Type of Glaucoma?...


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