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myopic macular degeneration
Mar 30, 2010
Visual outcomes after treatment with intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab) or Lucentis (ranibizumab) injection is superior to visual outcome following photodynamic therapy (PDT) in patients with myopic choroidal neovascularization (CNV), according to a new study. Extreme myopia may result in degenerative changes of the retina. These degenerative...

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Mar 30, 2010
The rate of intravitreal injections in Ontario grew 8-fold between 2000 and 2008, according to a new study. Intravitreal injections of VEGF inhibitors surged between 2005 and 2007, with a small number of ophthalmologists performing more than half the injections. Using a population-based retrospective design, we studied monthly fee claims for...

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Avastin
Mar 30, 2010
A series of 5 cases of severe intraocular inflammation that developed after an intravitreal injection of Avastin (bevacizumab) is reported. Avastin (bevacizumab) is approved for intravenous administration for the treatment of metastatic colon cancer. In ophthalmology, Avastin has been used widely as an off-label treatment for ocular disorders...

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Branch retinal vein occlusion
Mar 29, 2010
Intravitreal Avastin (IVB) and intravitreal steroid (triamcinolone acetonide, IVTA) are equally effective in improving vision of patients with macular edema secondary to branch retinal vein occulsion (BRVO), according to a new study. Retinal vein occlusion is a common cause of sudden vision loss in adults. With CRVO the major vein draining...

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Intraocular pressure
Mar 29, 2010
A series of patients that developed sustained elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) after intravitreal anti-VEGF injection for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is presented. Elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) is a risk factor for glaucoma. If the IOP is elevated, but glaucoma is not present, the patient...

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Myopic macular degeneration
Mar 27, 2010
Intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab) is effective for myopic choroidal neovascularization (CNV), but vision gains are lost after 2 years of follow-up, according to a new study. Myopic maculopathy is the leading cause of subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) among patients under 50 years of age. Previous studies have found that myopic CNV...

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Visudyne
Mar 27, 2010
Combination therapy of intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab, IVB) plus verteporfin photodynamic therapy (PDT) is more effective than PDT alone in the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration, according to a new study. PDT with Visudyne (verteporfin) was the first available drug therapy for patients with subfoveal CNV caused by...

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Macular degeneration
Mar 26, 2010
Intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab) alone has similar efficacy and safety to Avastin plus photodynamic therapy (PDT) for treatment of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study. Forty-one patients with neovascular AMD (n = 31) or polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) (n = 10) were randomized to...

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Intravitreal injection
Mar 26, 2010
Intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab, IVB) was as effective as intravitreal steroid (triamcinolone acetonide, IVT) at improving vision in patients with refractory uveitic cystoid macular edema (CME). Cystoid macular edema (CME) is the most common cause of significant vision loss in patients with uveitis. Medical treatment of CME includes...

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Retinal angiomatous proliferation
Feb 25, 2010
Compared with combination therapy of intravitreal triamcinolone (IVTA) plus photodynamic therapy (PDT), intravitreal Avastin (IVB) plus PDT was significantly more effective in maintaining and improving visual acuity and in reducing the number of treatment for patients with retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP), according to a new study....

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