Cataract Surgery Shown to Reduce Risk of Dementia

Researchers at Kaiser Permanente Washington have found strong evidence that cataract surgery can lower the risk of developing dementia for up to 10 years in senior adults. The news was reported in the December 6, 2021 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. The Adult Changes in Thought (ACT) study of more than 5,000 senior adults showed [Read More]

Port Delivery System Under Priority Review by FDA

Frequent Eye Injections May Soon Be History Genentech Pharmaceuticals has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is giving priority review for the company’s Port Delivery System for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). If approved, PDS will be a first-of-its-kind therapeutic approach, offering people living with wet AMD an alternative [Read More]

New AMD Treatments Coming Soon

Sometimes it seems that retina research moves at a snail’s pace, but science is steadily moving toward those treatments and cures that will keep our eyes healthy. This is an update on four therapeutics just around the corner for treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Of the hundreds of ongoing clinical trials for both wet [Read More]

Neovascularization May Slow Progression of Geographic Atrophy

Neovascularization, or new blood vessel growth, is a restorative function of the body that assists in healing. When it occurs in the retina, however, it can lead to vision loss. In age-related macular degeneration (AMD) the photoreceptor cells weaken over time. In about 10 to 15 percent of AMD patients, the inflammatory system sends new [Read More]

Faricimab for wet AMD effective at 16-week intervals

Genentech has announced positive topline results from its Phase III studies, TENAYA and LUCERNE, evaluating its new drug faricimab, for people with wet (neovascular) age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). Both studies have shown that people receiving faricimab injections at fixed intervals of up to every 16 weeks achieved visual acuity outcomes as effective as those receiving [Read More]