Posted on 02nd May 2012
Following over 12,000 patients over 13 years, the study found that those with any AMD were about 50% more likely to have a stroke than others even adjusting for other factors.
New AMD treatments called Anti VEGF drugs like Lucentis and Avastin are thought to increase risk of stroke in themselves but this latest research finds people with AMD are already at an increased risk and treating AMD could potentially increase the risk.
There were some limitations with the study and further research is needed.
27th February 2020
Cameron Optometry’s longest-serving optometrist, Heather Grandon, has completed her Independent Prescribing qualification with an impressive 95% in her final exam. Heather joins our other four optom...Read more