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Age-related macular degeneration
Feb 24, 2010
There is no difference in the visual acuity (VA) outcomes after Avastin (bevacizumab) or Lucentis (ranibizumab) treatment for AMD, according to a new study. In 2006, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Lucentis (ranibizumab) for the treatment of exudative AMD. Before its approval, many ophthalmologists already...

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Myopic macular degeneration
Feb 23, 2010
There is no significant difference the short-term efficacy and safety of intravitreal Lucentis (ranibizumab) versus Avastin (bevacizumab) in treating myopic choroidal neovascularization (CNV), according to a new study. Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to pathologic myopia causes severe visual loss in young and middle-aged patients....

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Vitrectomy
Feb 21, 2010
Intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab, IVB) injection as an adjunct to vitrectomy in the management of severe proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) improves the anatomical and functional outcomes of surgery, according to a new study. Diabetic retinopathy is the result of microvascular retinal changes. Hyperglycemia-induced pericyte death and...

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Pigment epithelial detachment
Feb 21, 2010
Combined intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (IVTA) injection with intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab, IVB) is effective in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) associated with large retinal pigment epithelial detachment (PED) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study. A PED occurs when fluid enters the...

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Laboratory glassware
Feb 20, 2010
Avastin impairs phagocytic activity of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells cultured in a laboratory, according to a new study. The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is a layer of "nurse cells" located immediately adjacent to the photoreceptors that provide the photoreceptors with nourishment and removes their waste products. The...

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Myopic macular degeneration
Feb 20, 2010
A study comparing the outcomes of laser treatment (LT), photodynamic therapy (PDT) with verteporfin, and intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab) in patients with juxtafoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to pathologic myopia finds that Avastin offers the best functional results during a 2-year follow-up. Pathologic myopia is a major...

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Diabetes
Feb 18, 2010
A single injection of triamcinolone (steroid) was as effective as 3 monthly injections of Avastin (bevacizumab) for the treatment of patients with diabetic macular edema, according to a new study. The traditional treatment for diabetic macular edema is laser photocoagulation. Both steroids and Avastin have been reported to have benefitial...

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cardiovascular system
Feb 17, 2010
Avastin (bevacizumab) was not detectable in untreated fellow eyes after contralateral intravitreal injection of Avastin, according to a new study. Concerns have been raised regarding the systemic safety of long term intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy. In a small, nonrandomized clinical study, intravenous Avastin for the treatment of neovascular AMD...

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Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Feb 16, 2010
Intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab) is a promising new treatment for persistent central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC), according to a new study. CSC is a disease of young and middle-aged adults that frequently manifests symptomatically in one eye, while up to 18% of cases may be bilateral. Research indicates that the disease process in CSC is...

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Central retinal vein occlusion
Feb 15, 2010
Intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab) is a useful adjunctive treatment for macular edema (ME) secondary to retinal vein occlusion, according to a new study. A prospective, interventional cases series study was conducted in patients with ME secondary to perfused retinal vein occlusions (RVOs), who were treated with intravitreal Avastin (2.5 mg)....

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