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2011-04-28 21:14:23

Researchers are reporting results from the first year of a two-year clinical trial that Avastin, a drug approved to treat some cancers and that is commonly used off-label to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is as effective as the Food and Drug Administration-approved drug Lucentis for the treatment of AMD.

2011-04-28 11:48:00

CLEVELAND, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published online today in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) shows bevacizumab (Avastin) is as effective as ranibizumab (Lucentis), the current Food and Drug Administration-approved drug for treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

2010-06-30 13:24:45

In high-risk adults with type 2 diabetes, researchers have found that two therapies may slow the progression of diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease that is the leading cause of vision loss in working-age Americans.

2010-06-15 09:32:00

ST. LOUIS, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Eye Institute, of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, announced the launch of an ancillary study to the ongoing Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2).

2010-05-03 07:19:25

Los Angeles Latino eye study is first to track eye disease incidence in Latino population.

2010-04-27 14:22:59

Ranibizumab injections plus laser therapy results in dramatic visual improvement.

2010-04-12 15:14:00

NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists have shown that through eye exams at the crib-side, doctors can identify infants who are most likely to benefit from early treatment for a potentially blinding eye condition called retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), resulting in better vision for many children. See video from National Eye Institute at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/NEI_37353 ROP is one of the most common causes of vision loss in children and affects an estimated 15,000 premature infants...

2010-04-12 15:03:07

A large genetic study of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has identified three new genes associated with this blinding eye disease—two involved in the cholesterol pathway.

2010-04-06 09:01:08

Scientists have shown that through an eye exam, doctors can identify infants who are most likely to benefit from early treatment for a potentially blinding eye condition called retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), resulting in better vision for many children.

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2009-12-16 06:55:00

There are far more Americans diagnosed with nearsightedness than just three decades ago.


Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).