CUHK study discovers correlation between Angiopoietin2 and wet Age-related Macular Degeneration


A recent study by The Chinese University of Hong Kong has discovered a relationship between Angiopoietin2 and the severity of wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Scientists from the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences of CUHK have found that the level of Angiopoietin2 is significantly elevated inside the eyes of patients with Wet AMD, as compared to normal people, and that it correlates strongly with vision loss and macular swelling. This is the first time that Angiopoietin2 has been associated with Wet AMD. The team of CUHK researchers believes this finding can lead to a breakthrough in Wet AMD treatment in the near future.

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