Topical Drug Delivery for Treating Macular Degeneration
St Louis, MO
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January 2020 -
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Many blinding eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy (DR), are commonly seen in veterans. If left untreated, both AMD and DR can result in irreversible blindness. Both diseases exhibit increased permeability of blood vessels in the macula (central) portion below the retina, the choroid, leading to abnormal fluid accumulation and vision loss. The dry form of AMD does not cause much vision reduction; however, the wet form (10-15% of AMD) is associated...