Metabolomic profiles differ with macular degeneration

Patients with any stage of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) carry signs of the disease in their blood that may be found through special laboratory tests, according to a new study led by AMD researchers based at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. The study, published online today in Ophthalmology, describes a new technique known as "metabolomics," which can identify blood profiles associated with AMD—the leading cause of adult blindness in developed countries—and its level of severity. These potential lipid biomarkers in human blood plasma may lead to earlier diagnosis, better prognostic information and more precise treatment of patients with AMD, as well as potential new targets for AMD treatment.

Metabolomic profiles differ with macular degeneration

(HealthDay)—Patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have altered plasma metabolomic profiles compared with those without the condition, according to a study published online Sept. ...

Tue 19 Sep 17 from Medical Xpress

Researchers identify potential biomarkers of age-related macular degeneration

Patients with any stage of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) carry signs of the disease in their blood that may be found through special laboratory tests, according to a new study led by ...

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The blood test that may save the sight of the elderly

Cathy Yelf, chief executive of the Macular Society, welcomed the results, made by researchers at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She said: 'This is a very interesting study.' ...

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Daily Mail

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