Early Effects of Triamcinolone Acetonide on Matrix Metalloproteinases and Endostatin in Human Choroidal Neovascularization

Olcay Tatar, K. Shinoda, E. Kaiserling, B. Kirchhof, G. Scharioth, C. Eckardt, T. Eckert, K. Lucke, S. Bopp, G. Pertile, E. Yoeruek, S. Grisanti & K. U. Bartz-Schmidt
Objective: To evaluate the early effects of triamcinolone acetonide (TA) as either monotherapy or adjuvant to verteporfin photodynamic therapy (PDT) on expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) -2, -9 and endostatin in human choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to age related macular degeneration.[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]