Does Avastin Work for Retinal Vein Occlusions?
January 6, 2010
As reported in Ophthalmology, a small prospective study finds improvement in patients sustaining retinal vein occlusion (RVO) treated with Avastin.
This study followed 29 eyes injected with 3 consecutive injections of Avastin. Each treatment was 4 weeks apart. Visual acuity and macular thickness were followed using ETDRS and OCT.
There were improvements in all parameters. The vision improved and was maintained to the end of the study at 12 months. Retinal thickness, as measured with conventional and spectral domain OCT, improved similarly.
Randall V. Wong, M.D.
Retina Specialist Fairfax, Virginia
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