Tag Archives: AMD

Changing to Avastin could save NHS £100m a year
The drug Avastin has been in the newscalling for its use in the UK in a bid to save millions each year. Popular in the US, Avastin is used for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It has been on the market for ...
The Eye Diet
Since the New Year the Sunday papers have been packed full of articles on the 'latest' diet.  Sugar seems to be the buzzword for 2014 and it is encouraging to see more focus on simple healthy eating than the usual range of gimmi...
Dame Judi Dench’s fading eyesight
I was very sorry to read of Dame Judi Dench's declining vision. Up for an Oscar this Sunday, the 79 year old is suffering with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). She has said she can no longer read and struggles to paint an...
Potential cure for Dry AMD
There has been a breakthrough in the treatment of the previously untreatable form of macular degeneration ('dry AMD'). Kentucky vision Scientists have discovered the complex chain reaction of proteins and enzymes that happens in t...
AMD increases risk of stroke
People with AMD are at a increased risk of having a stroke, new research has suggested. Following over 12,000 patients over 13 years, the study found that those with any AMD were about 50% more likely to have a stroke than others ...
Avastin challenges Lucentis dominance in wet AMD
The leading wet AMD treatment used in the NHS, Lucentis, is under pressure from a cheaper version called Avastin. Both compounds are from the family of AntiVEGF drugs (anti-vascular endothelial growth factor). In wet AMD, the de...

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