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High Systolic Blood Pressure is Related to Macular Edema in Diabetic Patients

Advantages: Systolic blood pressure control might reduce macular edema in diabetic patients. Methods: Medical records of 378 patients who were hospitalized in Asan Medical Center from November 1st, 2007 to June 1st, 2011 were reviewed retrospectively. All the patients were diagnosed as non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy and were tested with Stratus optical coherence tomography (OCT) for macular edema. Blood pressure which was checked...

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The Incidence of Cardiovascular Morbidity in Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration-Preliminary Report

Authors: Joanna Ciszewska, Marta Suwalska, Ewa Sedak, Dariusz Kecik, Warsaw, Poland Introduction: Recent studies have connected the etiology of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with vascular pathologies. The aim of our study was to evaluate the incidence of coexisting cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular risk factors in open cohort of patients (pts) with both wet and dry type of AMD. Material and Methods: Consecutive 156 pts,...

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Long Term Results of the Age-related Eye Disease Study (AREDS)

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/congress/Long-Term-Results-of-the-Age-related-Eye-Disease-Study-(AREDS).swf Emily Y. Chew, MD (Bethesda, MD), Traci Clemons, PhD (Rockville, MD), John Paul SanGiovanni, ScD (Bethesda, MD), Frederick L. Ferris, MD (Bethesda, MD) PURPOSE: The results of supplementation with the AREDS formulation showed a 25% reduction in the risk of developing advanced AMD and a 19% reduction in the risk of moderate vison loss...

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Annual Rates of Cardiovascular Events in Medicare Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration Patients

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/congress/Annual-Rates-of-Cardiovascular-Events-in-Medicare-Neovascular-Age-related Macular-Degeneration-Patients.swf Tsontscho Ianchulev, MD, MPH (San Francisco, CA),* Sherri Alexander, PharmD (San Francisco, CA),* Winifred Werther, PhD (San Francisco, CA),* Walter Linde-Zwirble, (San Francisco, CA),* Robert Y. Kim, MD (South San Francisco, CA)* PURPOSE: Smoking and nutrition have been linked to the...

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Myocardial Infarction and Cerebrovascular Accident Rates in Patients with Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration in a Healthcare Claims Database

Emily S. West, PhD (Baltimore, MD), Julia A. Haller, MD (Baltimore, MD), Winifred Werther, PhD (South San Francisco, CA), Pavel Napalkov, MD, MPH (South San Francisco, CA), Steven Francom, PhD (South San Francisco, CA), Steven Butler, PhD (South San Francisco, CA), Naveed Shams, MD, PhD (South San Francisco, CA) PURPOSE: Little is known about cardiovascular and cerebrovascular morbidities in patients with neovascular AMD. We therefore...

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Comparison of Comorbid Conditions Between Wet AMD Patients and a Control Cohort in the Medicare Population

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/congress/Comparison-of-Comorbid-Conditions-Between-Wet-AMD-Patients-and-a-Control-Cohort-in-the-Medicare-Population.swf Gergana Zlateva, PhD (New York, NY),* Emmett T. Cunningham, MD, PhD, MPH (South San Francisco, CA), Jonathan C. Javitt, MD, MPH (Washington, DC),* Steve Zhou, PhD (Bridgewater, NJ),* Sonali N. Shah, BS, MPH (New York, NY)* PURPOSE: In addition to the burden imposed by vision loss, elderly AMD...

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