Is Avastin Better Than Laser for Diabetic Macular Edema?
June 24, 2009
A study compared intravitreal Avastin with and without intravitreal Kenalog, vs. focal laser for diabetic macular edema. The Avastin group did better at 24 weeks, and the Kenalog did not add anything. This is good news- I would love to be able to avoid the complications of Kenalog, and it looks like just another nail in the coffin of laser for diabetes. Hopefully, laser for diabetes, an inherently destructive procedure, will soon prove to be as out-of-date as laser for wet ARMD.
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