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Age-related maculopathy in the light of ischaemia

Feigl, Beatrix (2007) Age-related maculopathy in the light of ischaemia. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 90(4), pp. 263-271.

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Abstract

This manuscript focuses on the pathogenesis of age-related maculopathy (ARM) and the documentation of new treatments in ARM. Ischaemia will be given special consideration, as it is believed to play a central role in both early ARM and late ARM or age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Reduced choroidal and retinal blood flow causes ischaemia of Bruch's membrane, retinal pigment epithelium and neuroretina in the early course of ARM. This is thought to be the primary trigger of the condition. Chronic ischaemia upregulates vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which induces abnormal vessel growth in neovascular AMD. The role of ischaemia in neovascular AMD is supported by the evidence of effective new treatments targeting VEGF.

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ID Code: 12433
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: age, related maculopathy, hypoxia, ischaemia, mfERG, multifocal electroretinogram
DOI: 10.1111/j.1444-0938.2007.00152.x
ISSN: 0816-4622
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Vision Science (111303)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Blackwell Publishing
Deposited On: 13 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:36

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