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  C-28-11   
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
16:30 - 18:00
C-28-11  Age-related Macular Degeneration: Pathogenesis and Clinical Management - an Update

Chair
Holz F. G. (Bonn)

Tutors
Tufail A. (London)
Staurenghi G. (Milano)
Pauleikhoff D. (Münster)
Larsen M. (Herlev)

Registration fee: 130 € / 180 €
No. of Participants: min. 20 / max. 100
Venue: Room Hongkong (Messe)

 

This course will give an update on key pathogenetic pathways in AMD as well as on current and emerging treatment modalities. Determinants for RPE cell dysfunction, oxidative damage, drusen biogenesis, extracellular matrix alterations, secondary inflammatory responses as well as angiogeneic cascades will be addressed. Pros and cons of treatment modalities including PDT, anti-VEGF-drugs (Macugen and Lucentis), intravitreal and parabulbar steroids as well as combination therapies and RPE transplantation are discussed and results of treatment trials summarized. Along with emerging prophylactic approaches current clinical management strategies of patients with various manifestations of AMD is presented.