The Science Journal of the Lander College of Arts and Sciences


One of the most revealing parts of the human body is the eye. In fact, systemic conditions and diseases are commonly manifested in the eye and display pathology that reflect disorders. An example of a chorioretinal vascular condition that can present itself in the eye is diabetes mellitus, which if left uncontrolled can damage the eyes and a person’s vision. Age related macular degeneration is specific to the eye, potentially leading to irreversible loss of central vision. Intravitreal injections containing vascular endothelial growth factor inhibiting agents appear to be the leading lines of defense against diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration progression, helping to reduce both the pathological and visual manifestations of these chorioretinal vascular diseases.



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