Speakers disagree on need for genetic testing in AMD

NEW ORLEANS – Whether to conduct genetic testing in patients with AMD in order to tailor nutritional therapy was contested in two presentations here, with one speaker advancing the need and another standing by the American Academy of Ophthalmology genetic testing guidelines. Carl C. Awh, MD, and colleagues this month published study findings in Ophthalmology regarding the influence of genetic risk markers on response to nutritional supplements in patients with age-related macular degeneration, suggesting that genotype-directed nutritional therapy could result in improved outcomes for patients with moderate AMD. “The biological (Read more...)

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