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Newest 2023 Research
A recent study published in March 2023 in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, analysed the effects of macular degeneration to: age, sex, and visual acuity. The study revealed that a genetic variant associated with CFH may cause AMD advancement over a 3-year period. This finding confirmed data from the newest meta-analyses based on pooled studies, including 17,174 individuals 45 years of age or older participating in 6 population-based cohort studies, 2 clinic-based studies and 1 case‒control study, demonstrating that CFH gene is the leading driver of late forms of AMD. 60 and 61
Krytkowska, E.; Ulańczyk, Z.; Grabowicz, A.; Safranow, K.; Kawa, M.P.; Pałucha, A.; Wąsowska, A.; Matczyńska, E.; Boguszewska-Chachulska, A.; Machalińska, A. Influence of Clinical and Genetic Factors on the Progression of Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A 3-Year Follow-Up. J. Clin. Med. 2023, 12, 1963.
60. Bonyadi, M.H.J.; Yaseri, M.; Nikkhah, H.; Bonyadi, M.; Nazari, R.; Soheilian, M. Comparison of ARMS2/LOC387715 A69S and CFH Y402H risk effect in wet-type age-related macular degeneration: A meta-analysis. Int. Ophthalmol. 2018, 39, 949–956.
61. Colijn, J.M.; Meester-Smoor, M.; Verzijden, T.; de Breuk, A.; Silva, R.; Merle, B.M.; Cougnard-Grégoire, A.; Hoyng, C.B.; Fauser, S.; Coolen, A.; et al. Genetic Risk, Lifestyle, and Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Europe: The EYE-RISK Consortium. Ophthalmology 2020, 128, 1039–1049.
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Fortunately, AMD is generally a slow moving condition, and most people have an early dry forms of the disease. This buys time to make positive lifestyle changes such as improving diet, exercise habits, and adding ocular nutrition products to help maintain eyesight.