By L. Ho, R. van Leeuwen, P. T. V. M. de Jong, J. R. Vingerling, C. C. W. Klaver (auth.), Frank G. Holz, Daniel Pauleikhoff, Richard F. Spaide, Alan C. Bird (eds.)
Age-related macular degeneration is the commonest reason for the lack of valuable imaginative and prescient past the age of fifty in business countries. Triplication of the variety of affected sufferers is anticipated over the following 25 years. specially during the last years the normal of information relating to etiology, possibility elements, diagnostics and remedy of this retina sickness has considerably grown – this can be coated during this updated multi-authored paintings. except epidemiologically and genetically pointed out chance elements either a number of the pathophysiological features together with the function of the supplement approach and medical manifestations together with OCT and angiographic features are essentially represented. additionally, the various healing techniques are provided and mentioned, together with confirmed methods resembling intravitreal anti-VEGF remedy and seeing-aid structures, as well as the newest and upcoming tools within the region of pharmacology. the quantity is well-illustrated and tables and summaries whole the presentation.
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Ho et al. 5 1 2 5 Fig. , Scottish ORs and 95% CIs were calculated using the random effects model of the DerSimoninian and Laird method. Scholl et al. only investigated associations with geographic atrophy, whereas Cui et al. and Pei et al. only investigated neovascular AMD 56, 138]; several studies have shown a strong correlation between AMD and multiple genetic variants in the 10q26 locus [62, 99, 139–152]. Nevertheless, controversy remains regarding the source of the genetic effect at this region due to the high linkage disequilibrium (LD) between three genes: the Pleckstrin Homology Domain-containing Protein family A member 1 (PLEKHA1), LOC387715 or age-related maculopathy susceptibility 2 (ARMS2) gene, and high temperature requirement factor A1 (HTRA1) gene.
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