Anti-VEGF treatment maintains acuity over 10 years

Patients receiving continuous injections of anti-VEGF drugs for treatment of wet age related macular degeneration (wAMD) can take comfort in knowing that they are keeping their initial visual acuity long term. As reported in the September 29 issue of  Ophthalmology Retina, the LATAR study found that 293 eyes not only maintained their original visual acuity, [Read More]

Light Therapy Showing Success As Retinal Treatment

According to an article in the August 6, 2020 edition of Ophthalmology Times, a procedure called photobiomodulation (PBM) has had recent success in treating eye diseases such as AMD, retinopathy of prematurity, and diabetic macular edema. PBM, or low-level light therapy, is the application of monochromatic light to a part of the body with the [Read More]

New Drug For Wet AMD Should Be Used With Caution

Beovu (brolucizumab) for wet AMD is the newest anti-VEGF drug on the market. It has been shown to be an effective and long-lasting inhibitor of blood vessel development (neovascularization) in the retina. The drug’s manufacturer has, however, been recently investigating incidences of severe intraocular inflammation (vasculitis) and retinal artery occlusion that were reported after their product [Read More]

Are some patients with CNV unresponsive to anti-VEGF?

Since 2004, anti-VEGF drug injections have been shown to be highly effective in suppressing choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in the retinas of people with wet age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. They have also been shown to suppress further CNV for as long as 12 weeks, depending upon the drug being used and the disease state [Read More]

Beovu Safety Under Investigation

Patients who are undergoing anti-VEGF treatment with Beovu (brolucizumab) for wet AMD should be aware that the drug is currently being investigated by the drug’s manufacturer, Novartis, for potential adverse events in some patients.  Beovu was approved for clinical use in October 2019, and it has since shown to be an effective and long-lasting inhibitor [Read More]