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Use of Spectral OCT in Combination Therapy

2014-07-23 21:11:34 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study will investigate the safety and efficacy of treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with a combination of ranibizumab (Lucentis) and verteporfin PDT (Visudyne), as compared with ranibizumab monotherapy.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Choroidal Neovascularization

Status

Completed

Source

Barnes Retina Institute

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:34-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A pathological process consisting of the formation of new blood vessels in the CHOROID.

Excessive axial myopia associated with complications (especially posterior staphyloma and CHOROIDAL NEOVASCULARIZATION) that can lead to BLINDNESS.

A form of RETINAL DEGENERATION in which abnormal CHOROIDAL NEOVASCULARIZATION occurs under the RETINA and MACULA LUTEA, causing bleeding and leaking of fluid. This leads to bulging and or lifting of the macula and the distortion or destruction of central vision.

A TIE receptor tyrosine kinase that is found almost exclusively on ENDOTHELIAL CELLS. It is required for both normal embryonic vascular development (NEOVASCULARIZATION, PHYSIOLOGIC) and tumor angiogenesis (NEOVASCULARIZATION, PATHOLOGIC).

New blood vessels originating from the corneal veins and extending from the limbus into the adjacent CORNEAL STROMA. Neovascularization in the superficial and/or deep corneal stroma is a sequel to numerous inflammatory diseases of the ocular anterior segment, such as TRACHOMA, viral interstitial KERATITIS, microbial KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS, and the immune response elicited by CORNEAL TRANSPLANTATION.

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