Macular Degeneration Foundation

Category: Study Results

Pegcetacoplan Study Results

Press ReleaseWALTHAM, Mass., March 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: APLS), a global biopharmaceutical company and leader in complement, today announced longer-term data from the Phase 3 DERBY and OAKS studies, which showed that intravitreal pegcetacoplan, an…

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In recent years at least two studies demonstrated the benefits of flavonoid-rich dark chocolate over milk chocolate as to improved vision. That was good news for chocolate lovers. In a new double-blind randomized clinical trial (Department of Ophthalmology Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich,…

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Why We Should Learn About the Side Effects of Drugs

By Dan Roberts – “Tom”, a 73-year-old male, complained of severe dry eye syn- drome and loss of acuity after one injection of an anti-VEGF drug for treatment of wet macular degeneration. Tom had previously undergone four months of…

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Brolucizumab and Retinal Vasculitis

The intraocular inflammation that may occur after intravitreal therapy with brolucizumab (Beovu) can also be accompanied by retinal vasculitis severe enough to cause profound loss of vision, researchers have found. Source: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Linda Roach: EyeNet Magazine…

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“Pitching” Blue Light Protective Eyewear

The Macular Degeneration Foundation published a Special Edition of its Newsletter in July of 2019. It detailed ten common misconceptions regarding macular degeneration. One was the idea that cell phones, televisions and computer screens damage the eyes with “blue light”….

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How smoking can harm your eyes

Statistics have shown that only 1 out of 5 smokers actually are aware of the risk smoking has on their eye health. The following information may convince folks that breaking the habit is imperative to insure a long and healthy…

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New Study Reveals Benefits of Augmented Reality Glasses

Source: Mark Humayun, MD, PhD, director of the USC Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics, codirector of the USC Roski Eye Institute and University Professor of Ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine. In a new study…

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Common Misconceptions Regarding Macular Degeneration

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by Dan RobertsMD Foundation Resource Director888-866-6148 Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive disease of the retina wherein the light-sensing cells in the central area of vision (the macula) stop working and eventually die. The disease is thought to be…

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Benefits of Aspirin Outweigh Risks in AMD Patients

Recent press releases regarding the potential adverse effects of aspirin on macular degeneration have caused patients with Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) to discontinue their aspirin use without consulting their physician. This study weighed the benefits that aspirin provides for patients’…

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