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Aged macular degeneration: current therapeutics for management and promising new drug candidates
journal contributionposted on 2017-11-01, 00:00 authored by A J Abd, Rupinder Kanwar, Jagat Kanwar
In elderly aged related macular degeneration (AMD) is the common eye disease which impairs the vision and most of the time it creates permanent vision loss. Because elderly population constitute the larger percentage among society, visual loss due to AMD has become a growing problem. Despite the advances made in developing therapeutics, there is still no satisfactory treatment. The limitations of the available treatments are due to the absence of potent, non-invasive therapy. Furthermore, part of the available drugs targets angiogenesis and create a hypoxic environment that augment further angiogenesis. Therefore, it is reasonable to consider eye integrity and the correlation between hypoxia and angiogenesis before developing successful drugs. This review highlighted issues regarding the available therapeutic strategies and explored whether AMD can be managed by employing specific nanoformulations.