Macular Degeneration

November 17, 2010

Update on Implantable CentraSight Telescope

The CentraSight telescope for advanced macular degeneration has been FDA approved. Medicare still needs to decide if insurance will cover the costs and doctors still need training.
November 23, 2010

VEGF Trap-Eye Treats Macular Degeneration

VEGF Trap-Eye is a new injectable medication that blocks VEGF for the treatment of wet macular degeneration. It may be as good as Lucentis, but not given as often.
December 9, 2010

Stem Cells Get FDA Nod for Stargardt's Disease

Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. gets FDA approval to use stem cells as a possible treatment for Stargardt's disease, a inherited juvenile type of macular degeneration.
January 18, 2011

Macular Degeneration Declining in the U.S.

The rate of macular degeneration seems to be decreasing in the United States. This may be due to improved diets and decreased smoking.