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Is Ranibizumab Superior to Laser for DME?

Posted By Dr. Ari Weitzner On November 15, 2009 @ 11:30 am In Diabetes,New Technologies,Retina | Comments Disabled

The end of laser for diabetic macular edema? I think so. A six month trial published in Ophthalmology comparing ranibizumab to laser showed clear superiority (not even close) to focal/grid for diabetic macular edema. I honestly think I will start to offer this to my patients as first line treatment- I hate the laser’s destructive properties, especially when the edema is so close to the fovea.


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