Anti-VEGF aids PRP in diabetic retinopathy

April 2008
Ocular Surgery News Europe/Asia-Pacific Edition;Apr2008, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p1
The article provides information on anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its ability to aid panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) in treating severe proliferative diabetic retinopathy. A combination of bevacizumab or Avastin and PRP was found to be more effective in the regression of the new vessels and resolution of macular edema in patients with diabetic retinopathy. An overview of a prospective study by Murat Oncel on bevacizumab's efficacy is offered.


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