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Age-related macular degeneration
Sep 20, 2010
A drop in visual acuity, persistent or recurrent fluid on ocular coherence tomography, new hemorrhage or distortion are all "markers" that can assist in monitoring the effectiveness of Lucentis treatment in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) cases, a clinician said here. Monitoring Lucentis (ranibizumab) therapy in AMD treatment can be...

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Vitreomacular traction
Sep 12, 2010
Good visual outcomes can be achieved without surgery in patients with choroidal neovascularization (CNVM) that develop vitreomacular traction (VMT), according to a new study. Adhesion between the retina and vitreous occurs regularly in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and may cause VMT in eyes with CNVM, a retrospective...

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Lucentis
Aug 29, 2010
Lucentis was safe and effective with quarterly (and then monthly) dosing during the 2-year Phase IIIb PIER study of subjects with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), accordingto a new report from the study. Lucentis provided significant visual acuity (VA) benefit in patients with AMD-related CNV compared with sham injection....

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idiopathic macular telangiectasia
Aug 24, 2010
Lucentis (ranibizumab) appears to be effective in the treatment of foveal detachment secondary to macular telangiectasia type 2, according to new research. The most common form of macular telangiectasia is type 2. It affects middle-aged or older people and can lead to progressive vision loss. There are blood vessel changes very similar to...

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Retinal angiomatous proliferation
Aug 21, 2010
Intravitreal Lucentis (ranibizumab) is effective in the treatment of eyes with retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP) due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to new research. Retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP), also known as a retinal choroidal anastomosis (RCA) or type 3 neovascularization, is a distinct form of...

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Intraocular pressure
Aug 19, 2010
A retrospective record review finds that 6% of patients undergoing repeated intravitreal injections of antivascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents develop sustained elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) Elevation of IOP is a risk factor for glaucoma. IOP reflects a balance between the rate that fluid flows into the eye and the rate...

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Lucentis
Jul 24, 2010
The addition of standard-fluence verteporfin photodynamic therapy (PDT) delivered on the first day to a Lucentis (ranibizumab) regimen for choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) does not improve outcomes at 1 year of follow-up compared with Lucentis monotherapy, according to a new study. Despite...

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Central retinal vein occlusion
Jul 21, 2010
Lucentis (ranibizumab) is safe and effective for treatment-naive retinal vein occlusion, according to a new study. Retinal vein occlusion is a common cause of sudden vision loss in adults. Central retinal vein occlusion occurs when the main vein draining blood from the eye become occluded, and branch retinal vein occlusion refers to occlusion...

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Intravitreal injection
Jun 27, 2010
Monthly Lucentis injections do not reduce the rate of CNV development in untreated fellow eyes, according to a new study. Several epidemiologic studies have suggested that patients with unilateral neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have a substantial risk of developing choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in their fellow eye. The...

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Lucentis
Jun 27, 2010
Following a 6-month priority review, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Lucentis (ranibizumab) for treatment of macular edema due to retinal vein occlusion, Genentech announced in a press release. "This approval provides an important new medicine for people experiencing the unexpected vision loss associated with macular edema...

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