TY - CHAP A1 - Suofu Qin ED1 - Gui-Shuang Ying Y1 - 2012-01-20 PY - 2012 T1 - Pathogenic Roles of Sterile Inflammation in Etiology of Age-Related Macular Degeneration N2 - Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the developed countries. In the past decade, great progress has been made in understanding the pathobiology and genetics of this blinding disease, as well as in finding new therapies for its treatment. These include the discovery of several genes that are associated with the risk of AMD, new anti-VEGF treatments for wet AMD and new imaging techniques to diagnose and monitor the AMD. All chapters in this book were contributed by outstanding research scientists and clinicians in the area of AMD. I hope this timely book will provide the basic scientists and clinicians with an opportunity to learn about the recent advances in the field of AMD. BT - Age Related Macular Degeneration SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/32230 DO - 10.5772/32230 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-19 ER -