AMD surgery ineffective

on February 3rd, 2005 | Filed under Optoblog

According to the NEI/NIH and the November 2004 Ophthalmology, surgery for CNV in wet AMD is not effective.

Vision does not improve substantially for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who undergo surgery to remove lesions of new blood vessels, scar tissue, or possible bleeding beneath the retina, according to results of nationwide clinical trials sponsored by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health.

In other AMD news, due to media attention on high dosages of Vitamin E posing health/mortality risk, the NEI reviewed the AREDS formulation and found that the recommended daily vitamin E intake of 400 IU poses no increased risk of death.

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