Dexamethasone Implant With Anti-VEGF Explored for Wet AMD

Source: Medscape

Friday, February 03, 2017 | Medical Studies , Retina , AMD

Used in combination with antivascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy, dexamethasone implants (0.7 mg Ozurdex, Allergan) may help some patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) that is resistant to anti-VEGF monotherapy, researchers say. In a group of patients with a disappointing response to anti-VEGF treatment, the implants improved anatomical signs of disease, reduced the number of injections needed, and showed a trend toward improved visual acuity, say Bozho Todorich, MD, PhD, from Associated Retinal Consultants in Royal Oak, Michigan, and colleagues.

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