Anti-VEGF injection improves PRP results in diabetic retinopathy

Loughery, Jessica
April 2008
Ocular Surgery News Europe/Asia-Pacific Edition;Apr2008, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p30
The article provides information on the impact of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injection on panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) results in diabetic retinopathy. A study by Murat Oncel, found that administering intravitreal bevacizumab or anti-VEGF before PRP is more effective in treating diabetic retinopathy than treating with PRP alone because it enhanced the leakage reduction while preserving vision. An overview of PRP and its side effects is offered.


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