question: exciting new therapies on the horizon for dry amd ?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Herbert.Kocks, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Recently Lucentis and Macugen have afforded
    great hope to patients with developing wet amd.
    For patients with dry amd are there equally
    wonderful therapies on the horizon?

    Thanks, H.K.
     
    Herbert.Kocks, Aug 21, 2006
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  2. Herbert.Kocks

    LarryDoc Guest

    Perhaps.

    A number of different and combined therapies are being investingated.
    These include Lucentis/Avastin combined with triamcinolone and PDT
    (photodynamic therapy) in various combinations and Rheopheresis. Some
    of the results are very promising, although not as dramatic as that
    which we see with neovascular (wet) AMD. Still pretty good, though.

    Meanwhile, nutritional supplementation with AREDS vitamins is a good
    idea. Do consult with your doctor before embarking on any treatment.

    I suspect we will be seeing the results of some these studies later this
    year, some next month.

    LB, O.D.
     
    LarryDoc, Aug 21, 2006
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  3. Herbert.Kocks

    CatmanX Guest

    In short, eat your greens.

    dr grant
     
    CatmanX, Aug 21, 2006
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    kool sunny Guest

     
    kool sunny, Aug 21, 2006
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    kool sunny Guest

     
    kool sunny, Aug 21, 2006
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  6. Thank you for the encouraging reply. Where will these
    results be first published? Is there a website or forum I
    should follow? Will ophthalmologists specializing in
    cataract surgery automatically apprise their amd patients?

    H.K.
     
    Herbert.Kocks, Aug 22, 2006
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  7. Herbert.Kocks

    LarryDoc Guest

    In the professional publications. Those of us in the biz who know the
    researchers might get a "first peek" and those who are invested in the
    companies that stand to make big bucks might have some info, all before
    it becomes "public".
    Can't think of one but ask around here again periodically.
    You can't count on it. Not all of us docs follow every new thing all the
    time.

    LB. O.D.
     
    LarryDoc, Aug 22, 2006
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