Impact of Visceral Fat on the Pathogenesis of Age-related Macular Degeneration
The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship among the body fat distribution, especially the visceral fat, in patients with age-related macular degeneration in comparison to patients with a normal fundus.
Age-related Macular Degeneration
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Impact of Visceral Fat on the Pathogenesis of Age-related Macular Degeneration|
- visceral fat ratio [ Time Frame: 1 day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Leptin, Amyloid, TNF alpha, CRP [ Time Frame: 1 day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||May 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
In this study the investigators want to examine the relationship among visceral fat, serum leptin levels, and high-sensitive CRP (hsCRP), Tnf-alpha, Amyloid alpha and Amyloid Beta serum levels in patients with age-related macular degeneration in comparison to patients with a normal fundus.