Proof of Concept, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Effect of Simvastatin on the Course of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Robyn H Guymer, Paul N Baird, Mary Varsamidis, Lucy Busija, Peter N Dimitrov, Khin Zaw Aung, Galina A Makeyeva, Andrea J Richardson, Lyndell Lim, Liubov D Robman
PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2013
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) through a Centre for Clinical Research Excellence award
Awarded by NHMRC award "Centre for Clinical Research Excellence"
This work was supported by grants from the Ian Potter Foundation, John Reid Charitable Trust and Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. Merck Sharp and Dohme supplied the active simvastatin and placebo medication. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) supported the study through a Centre for Clinical Research Excellence award to CERA(#529923), a Practitioner Fellowship (#529905) to RHG and a Senior Research Fellowship (#1028444) to PNB. LDR was supported by the Wagstaff Fellowship. CERA receives operational infrastructure from the Victorian Government. CERA is a recepient of the NHMRC award "Centre for Clinical Research Excellence" #529923. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.