Use of Serum Biomarkers in NVAMD
Title: Use of Serum Biomarkers in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration (NVAMD)
Author: Michael G. Taggart
Keywords/Main Subjects: Age-related Macular Degeneration; AMD; Neovascular AMD; Serum biomarkers; VEGF; Soluble FLT-1
Secondary CORE Category: Principles of Ophthalmology / Molecular Genetics
Diagnosis: Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Brief Description: This is a research presentation about the genetics and serum biomarkers for determining the risk of AMD. A review of neovascular AMD, risk genes, and environmental risk factors are discussed. The inflammatory serum biomarkers are discussed such as CRP. Levels of soluble FLT-1 level and their correlation with neovascular AMD is discussed.
Series: Moran Eye Center Grand Rounds