By L. Ho, R. van Leeuwen, P. T. V. M. de Jong, J. R. Vingerling, C. C. W. Klaver (auth.), Frank G. Holz, Daniel Pauleikhoff, Richard F. Spaide, Alan C. Bird (eds.)
Age-related macular degeneration is the most typical reason for the lack of significant imaginative and prescient past the age of fifty in commercial international locations. Triplication of the variety of affected sufferers is anticipated over the subsequent 25 years. specifically over the past years the traditional of information relating to etiology, threat components, diagnostics and remedy of this retina affliction has considerably grown – this may be coated during this up to date multi-authored paintings. except epidemiologically and genetically pointed out chance components either a number of the pathophysiological features together with the position of the supplement method and medical manifestations together with OCT and angiographic features are truly represented. moreover, the several healing techniques are awarded and mentioned, together with confirmed strategies reminiscent of intravitreal anti-VEGF remedy and seeing-aid platforms, as well as the most recent and upcoming tools within the sector of pharmacology. the amount is well-illustrated and tables and summaries entire the presentation.
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Conversely, Baird et al. 09) increased risk compared to e3-carriers . Since this finding was only present in women, the authors suggested that there may be a gender-specific role in progression of AMD in persons with an e2-allele. Fritsche et al. could not corroborate any gender-specific role of the APOE-alleles . Schmidt et al. suggested a modifying effect of APOE genotypes on the smoking-associated risk of AMD , particularly for CNV . The effect of smoking was most deleterious for APOE e2 carriers, compared to APOE e4 carriers and persons with the APOE e3/e3 genotype.
Mukesh BN, Dimitrov PN, Leikin S et al (2004) Five-year incidence of age-related maculopathy: the Visual Impairment Project. Ophthalmology 111(6):1176–1182 25. van Leeuwen R, Klaver CC, Vingerling JR, Hofman A, de Jong PT (2003) The risk and natural course of age-related 1 Epidemiology of AMD 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. maculopathy: follow-up at 6 1/2 years in the Rotterdam study. Arch Ophthalmol 121(4):519–526 Klein R, Klein BE, Tomany SC, Meuer SM, Huang GH (2002) Ten-year incidence and progression of age-related maculopathy: the Beaver Dam eye study.
00) . 74; Fig. 9a). 35; Fig. 9b). 83; Fig. 28; Fig. 9d). The retina has high levels of oxygen, polyunsaturated fatty acids, and light exposure, which may cause oxidative damage and inflammation . Cell damage and inflammation upregulates the influx of cholesterol,  but also the synthesis of APOE . The APOE e4 variant inhibits dimerization of APOE that normally occurs with the e3 and e2 variants . Therefore, the APOE e4 travels the interstitium more easily than the other APOE variants which are confined more intracellularly.