Tag: diabetic macular edema

1. There was no overall increase in systemic cardiovascular events with the use of antibodies to vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapies in the eye (Avastin or Lucentis).  2. Subgroup analysis indicated a significant increase in clot formation with Avastin use and an increase in bleeding with age-related macular degeneration...
1. Both the 0.35mg and 0.7mg dexamethasone dosing led to a significant increase in visual acuity compared to sham. 2. Central retinal thickness, a measure of the extent macular edema, was decreased significantly in the 0.35mg and 0.7mg dexamethasone treatment groups. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Diabetic macular edema (DME),...
Image: PD Diabetic Macular Edema 1. Mean patient-reported visual improvement scores increased with ranibizumab monotherapy and ranibizumab + laser with an increase of 5.0 and 5.4 points respectively compared to the 0.6-point increase in the laser-only treatment (p<0.05).  2. 49.1% of patients undergoing ranibizumab therapy achieved a 5-point improvement, compared to...