Speaker: Geographic atrophy, AMD both parts of same disease process

MIAMI — Geographic atrophy is part of the overall age-related macular degeneration disease process and was seen in more than half of eyes with wet AMD in one study, a speaker said here. “It’s not a different disease — it’s part of the disease,” Jason S. Slakter, MD, said at the Angiogenesis, Exudation, and Degeneration 2014 meeting. “We all know that CNV develops in patients with dry AMD — we’ve known that for years — but everyone is kind of shocked that we might get geographic atrophy in patients with (Read more...)

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