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Avastin
Feb 15, 2011
Small lesion size and worse pre-treatment vision were associated with improved visual outcome 24 months after intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab, IVB) treatment for myopic choroidal neovascularization (mCNV). Extreme myopia may result in degenerative changes of the retina. These degenerative changes may lead to complications such as retinal...

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National Health Service
Jan 21, 2011
The NHS in the United Kingdom has moved a step closer to approving Avastin to for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), in spite of attempts by drug companies to block it. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice), which decides which drugs may be prescribed on the NHS, has decided to move towards an...

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Avastin
Jan 21, 2011
The presence of cystoid macular edema (CME) and thicker subretinal tissue (SRT) on fluorescein angiography (FA) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) are characteristics predicting poor responses to intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab) therapy in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study. In the...

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Intravitreal injection
Oct 24, 2010
Avastin (bevacizumab) and Lucentis (ranibizumab) use was not associated with increased risks of mortality, myocardial infarction, bleeding, or stroke compared with photodynamic therapy or Macugen (pegaptanib) use. Before June 2006, the approved pharmacologic therapies for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the United States...

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Intravitreal injection
Oct 17, 2010
Intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab, IVB) is safe and effective for patients with subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) over a 24-month follow-up period, according to a new study. In 2006, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Lucentis (ranibizumab) for the...

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Avastin
Oct 16, 2010
A case report describes development of ischemic maculopathy following treatment of diabetic macular edema with Avastin It has been recently documented that Lucentis causes retinal arteriolar vasoconstiction, and this has the potential to induce or worsen retinal ischemia (oxygen deprivation). It has been suggested that anti-VEGF agents be used...

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Visudyne
Oct 14, 2010
Triple therapy with intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab) or Lucentis (ranibizumab), dexamethasone and verteporfin photodynamic therapy (PDT) for exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) results in fewer retreatments than either Avastin or Lucentis alone, according to a new study. No single therapy completely addresses all of the ways...

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Laboratory glassware
Sep 21, 2010
VEGF antagonists, such as Avastin (bevacizumab) and Lucentis (ranibizumab), impair the barrier function of cultured retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells, according to a new study. In spite of the favorable results of anti-VEGF therapies in the treatment of exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD), several adverse incidents are related...

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Ocular histoplasmosis
Sep 21, 2010
Avastin (bevacizumab) is more effective than photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatnent of subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to multifocal choroiditis (MC). Multifocal choroiditis (MC) is a chronic inflammatory disease that most frequently occurs in women who have myopia and are in the third to fifth decade of life. The...

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Macular degeneration
Sep 20, 2010
Retrospective analysis of potential prognostic factors may help clinicians understand which patients with age-related macular degeneration are likely to respond well to anti-VEGF therapy, a speaker said at the Euretina meeting. "Anti-VEGF treatment has changed dramatically the prognosis of AMD. In most cases, visual acuity will not decrease...

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