Weekly Vaccination With Copaxone as a Potential Therapy for Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration
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The purpose of the project is to investigate in eyes with dry AMD, the efficacy and safety as preventive therapy of the immunomodulatory substance named copaxone which had been proven as safe and effective agent for a neurodegenerative disease, in arresting the progression as well as the conversion of dry AMD to wet AMD. The hypothesis that the immunomodulatory agent copaxone proven for a neurodegenerative disease may work in the eye is revolutionary and may open a new avenue of preventive treatment for the disease which is the major cause of legal blindness in the industrial world
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Ages Eligible for Study:
50 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Dry AMD in one or both eyes
Age 50 or above of either gender
Signed informed consent.
Known sensitivity to Mannitol or Copaxone.
Skin disease or active infection of skin.
Active fever or active treatment for infection.
History of other uncontrolled systemic active disease.
Premenopausal females not using reliable birth control.