Macular Degeneration

August 2, 2011

Stem Cells for Stargardt's Macular Dystrophy and Macular Degeneration

Clinical trials for RPE replacement therapy for Stargardt's disease and dry AMD have begun. The study will assess the safety of replacing stem-cell derived RPE cells in humans.
August 24, 2011

FDA Delays Decision on VEGF Trap Eye

VEGF Trap Eye is another anti-VEGF medication to be injected into the eye for the treatment of wet macular degeneration. The FDA did not approve recently, but will reconsider by November!
September 13, 2011

Implantable Telescope is Available!

The first implantable telescope for patients with macular degeneration is now available for those eligible patients. Medicare will endorse as of October, 2011.
November 22, 2011

EYLEA (aflibercept): New Treatment for Wet ARMD Approved!

The FDA just approved yet another anti-VEGF treatment for wet macular degeneration. This one does not require monthly injections.