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Diabetic retinopathy
Oct 26, 2009
A new study reports short-term regression of neovascularization after intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab) in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). Eighty eyes from 76 patients with active neovascularization of the disc (NVD) or elsewhere (NVE) caused by PDR were divided into four groups and treated with a single intravitreal...

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Oct 22, 2009
The use of epimacular brachytherapy (radiation) combined with Avaastin (bevacizumab) appears safe for treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration and reduces the dosing burden of anti-VEGF therapy. After 2 years of follow-up in 34 patients treated with strontium 90 and Avastin in a phase 2 study, 80% of patients who had cataract...

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Age-related Macular Degeneration
Oct 22, 2009
Although the optimal dosing of anti-VEGF therapy remains unknown, pharmacokinetics of the two most popular agents suggest that adjusting the current dosing strategies may better serve patient needs. Head-to-head trials of Lucentis (ranibizumab) and Avastin (bevacizumab) should help steer future treatment decisions, Philip J. Rosenfeld, MD, PhD,...

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Macular degeneration
Oct 21, 2009
A treat-and-extend therapy regimen may not completely resolve subretinal fluid in patients with newly diagnosed type 1 neovascularization, although patients in a retrospective study treated under the protocol maintained vision. In the study, 18 eyes of 16 patients were treated with three loading doses of Lucentis (ranibizumab) or Avastin (...

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Central retinal vein occlusion
Oct 21, 2009
Intravitreal injection of anti-VEGF therapy appears safe and effective for treatment of macular edema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion, but multiple injections may be necessary, according to a presentation at the Retina Congress 2009. After 2 years of follow-up, 44 eyes injected with a 1.25-mg dose of Avastin (bevacizumab) had an...

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Angioid streaks
Oct 20, 2009
Avastin maintained visual acuity of patients with choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to angoid streaks over a 1 year follow-up period, according to a new study. Angioid streaks are fractures in Bruch's membrane, which allows for ingrowth of CNV into the subretinal space. CNV secondary to angioid streaks tends to affect middle-aged...

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Avastin
Oct 19, 2009
Patients that have not previously been treated for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with any modality do better following Avastin (bevacizumab) injection than those previously treated. A retrospective analysis of 73 eyes treated with intravitreal Avastin for subfoveal neovascular AMD was performed. Change in best corrected...

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Branch retinal vein occlusion
Oct 16, 2009
There was no difference in anatomical and functional outcomes of patients with macular edema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) treated with Avastin (bevacizumab) or the steroid triamcinolone acetonide, according to a new study. This retrospective study reviewed the clinical records of 29 patients (29 eyes) who had macular oedema...

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Oct 15, 2009
A fundamental principle of the 1984 Canada Health Act is that Canadians should have access to medically necessary physician and hospital services according to need rather than ability to pay. However, national coverage for prescription medicines administered out of hospital was not included in the Act, although there have been policy calls for a...

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Angioid streaks
Oct 15, 2009
A case report of worsening of angoid streaks in a patient following tresatment of associated choroidal neovascularization (CNV) with Avastin (bevacizumab) is presented. Angioid streaks are cracks in Bruch's membrane (the membrane that seperates the retina from the choroid), and are seen in association with a variety of systemic medical...

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