[Treatment guidelines for age-related macular degeneration].

Kanji Takahashi, Yuichiro Ogura, Tatsuro Ishibashi, Fumio Shiraga, Mitsuko Yuzawa

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Abstract

We describe treatment guidelines for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in Japan in line with the accepted classification and diagnostic criteria of AMD in Japan. A working group of five members drew up an AMD treatment algorithm based on a comprehensive review of foreign guidelines and recent data gathered in Japan. We applied lifestyle and dietary modifications and anti-oxidative supplementation to the prodromal stage of AMD and atrophic AMD. We recommend that, depending on the type of disease (typical AMD, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, or retinal angiomatous proliferation), an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drug,

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1150-1155
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Japanese Ophthalmological Society
Volume116
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Takahashi, K., Ogura, Y., Ishibashi, T., Shiraga, F., & Yuzawa, M. (2012). [Treatment guidelines for age-related macular degeneration]. Journal of Japanese Ophthalmological Society, 116(12), 1150-1155.