Do High Levels of C-Reactive Protein Predict Future Risk of Macular Degeneration?

February 13, 2013

In the latest issue of JAMA Ophthalmology (formerly the Archives of Ophthalmology), an article appeared reporting on the relationship between elevated levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and future risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in US men and women.

The study concluded that there is evidence that elevated levels of hsCRP predict greater future risk of AMD, and suggested this information could be of clinical utility in the identification of persons at high risk of AMD who may benefit from increased adherence to lifestyle recommendations, eye examination schedules, and therapeutic protocols.

Click here to read the abstract.




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