MyVisionTest News Archive

Displaying news items tagged with combo therapy (More tags »)
SELECT PAGE
First <<  1 2 3 4   >> Last

Macular degeneration
Feb 10, 2009
Many physicians are awaiting the results of a trial comparing two leading anti-VEGF agents in the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). But because study results will not be known for several years, they continue to practice with varying therapies, regimens and doses, trying to find an ideal treatment for their...

Full Article


Visudyne
Dec 3, 2008
Two papers published this month report good success using same-day photodynamic therapy (PDT) and Lucentis (ranibizumab) combination therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). One strategy for reducing the need for long-term multiple injections with a VEGF inhibitor is combination therapy. The PROTECT study group is...

Full Article


Visudyne
Nov 20, 2008
A study of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in laboratory rats has found that use of steroids 1 hour before the procedure reduced photoreceptor death and improved CNV resolution 1 week after PDT. Combining PDT with steroids has been found to improve the visual outcome of the procedure, although those vision gains may be lost with time. It is not...

Full Article


Avastin
Oct 23, 2008
A new retrospective study of the biological response to Avastin in the treatment of neovascular AMD finds that there is a decrease in the effectiveness of the drug the longer it is used. A commonly encountered problem in drug therapy is the desensitization of the body to the drug such that it loses its effectiveness over time; a phenomena...

Full Article


Visudyne
Oct 16, 2008
A new study finds that photodynamic therapy (PDT), when combined with intravitreal steroid injection will initially improve vision in patients with wet AMD, but these improvements are lost over a 24-month follow-up period. PDT consists of a selective photothrombosis of choroidal neovascularization (CNV). Major limitations of PDT are (1) high...

Full Article


Intravitreal injection
Oct 14, 2008
Triple therapy followed by an as-needed regimen is a viable first-line treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration, according to results of a 12-month trial. At the American Society of Retina Specialists, Subhransu K. Ray said that there were no significant differences in visual acuity - the primary endpoint - between the combination...

Full Article


Age-related macular degeneration
Jul 5, 2008
Double and triple therapies — combining anti-VEGF agents, steroids and photodynamic therapy — are effective in treating age-related macular degeneration, with a slight advantage seen when the therapies are administered in 1 day, a surgeon said. "If you think of the pathogenesis [as being divided] into four different pathways — hypoxia,...

Full Article


Visudyne
Jun 9, 2008
A new study in the June 2008 edition of the journal Retina finds that visual outcomes were superior following photodynamic therapy (PDT) with steroids when the fluence (energy) of the laser was decreased. The investigators examined the records of 23 previously untreated eyes of 22 patients with subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV)...

Full Article


Medimur Intravitreal Implant
May 8, 2008
pSivida Limited announced today that enrollment has begun for a clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of its sustained release steroid implant device (Medidur FA) in conjunction with Lucentis in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). The study is designed to provide preliminary information on the potential...

Full Article


Intravitreal injection
Apr 30, 2008
Patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who have failed therapy with either photodynamic therapy (PDT) alone, or with a vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor (VEGF) alone may experience significant improvements in visual acuity when treated with a combination of PDT, anti-VEGF, and steroids, according to research presented at...

Full Article


SELECT PAGE
First <<  1 2 3 4   >> Last
Most Popular
Less - past - More