Complement Factor H-based Therapeutic Strategies in Macular Degeneration
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October 2018 -
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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a slowly progressing disease involving genetic abnormalities and environmental insults. It is the leading cause of blindness for older Americans; and as the population ages, the prevalence of AMD continues to grow. Since smoking increases AMD risk and there is a higher incidence of smoking in veterans, disproportionally more veterans will be affected. Treatments are available for choroidal neovascularization (CNV); but those come with risks and only targ...