Friday, April 24, 2015

Omega-3 could supplement anti-VEGF treatment in AMD

In continuation of my update on Omega 3 fatty acid

Pilot study findings suggest that taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements could increase the efficacy or reduce the needed frequency of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor(VEGF) treatment in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Researcher Flavio Rezende (University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada) and co-workers say that 5–10% of patients with wet AMD lose three lines or more of visual acuity, despite treatment, and that more frequent anti-VEGF injections are associated with side effects.

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