Antiangiogenic Drugs Are Stopping Neovascularization in Wet Macular Degeneration

(Updated 3/12/22) A substance in the body called Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) is responsible for the growth of new blood vessels. It promotes this growth by stimulating the endothelial cells, which form the walls of the vessels and transport nutrients and oxygen to the tissues. Evidence shows that when the retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) [Read More]

Spikes in IOP May Result From Particulate Matter in Avastin

by Dan Roberts In a presentation to Hawaiian Eye 2010, Malik Y. Kahook, MD, said that Avastin (bevacizumab) stored for long periods of time shows evidence of increased large particulate matter. This debris can block the eye’s trabecular network and lead to increased intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients being treated with the drug for wet [Read More]

SAILOR Study Results Favorable

by Dan Roberts February 23, 2008 The final results from Cohort 1 of the Phase IIIb SAILOR study of Lucentis in patients with wet AMD were presented on February 23, 2008 at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Angiogenesis meeting by Dr. David Boyer (Retina-Vitreous Associates Medical Group, Los Angeles). The final, one-year data support the [Read More]