Use of intravitreal anti-VEGF: Retinopathy of prematurity surgeons' in Hamlet's dilemma?

Azad, Rajvardhan
November 2011
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Nov2011, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p421
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the usage of intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) drugs for the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). As per him, it is difficult for pediatric ophthalmologists and retinal surgeons to understand the utility of such drugs in ROP, particularly, in the area of systematic safety of the drugs. He opines that there should be proper investigation through scientific protocols and developmental outcomes before using the VEGF agents in ROP.


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