anti-VEGF drugs

Anti-angiogenic agent, platform planned for human trialFindings from preclinical studies show that a novel intravitreal depot of an anti-angiogenic drug releases the medication over a period of at least 6 months, is well-tolerated, and prevents VEGF-induced retinal vascular leakage.
VMA associated with poor outcomes in anti-VEGF-treated patientsThe presence of vitreomacular adhesion (VMA) is associated with poorer, short-term anatomic, and functional outcomes in eyes with diabetic macular edema (DME) receiving anti-VEGF therapy, according to Márcio B. Nehemy, MD, PhD.
Inhibition of PlGF shows additional features compared to VEGF inhibition
Inhibition of PlGF shows additional features compared to VEGF inhibitionAnti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) remains the gold standard therapy for diabetic retinopathy, but “when treating diabetic macular edema (DME), “about half of the patients treated with VEGF inhibitors do not respond to therapy,” said Tine Van Bergen, PhD, a scientist with ThromboGenics, Leuven, Belgium.
5-year CATT analysis finds anti-VEGF drugs a long-term AMD therapyAfter 5 years of follow-up in the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials (CATT), the visual acuity gains achieved during the first 2 years of anti-VEGF treatment were not maintained, the choroidal neovascular lesions continued to evolve with evidence of persistent activity in some eyes, and there was increased retinal thinning and geographic atrophy (GA).
Aflibercept rivals laser for diabetic retinopathyIntravitreal aflibercept worked better than panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) for proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) in a new head-to-head trial, according to researchers.
DRCR.net retinal treatment results take center stage in 2015Studies of the efficacy of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), gene therapies, and slow-release drug delivery systems took center stage among treatments for retinal disorders in 2015. In addition to studies already under way, others are about to begin.
Anti-VEGF drugs: Safe and effective for treating DMEData from large randomized trials indicate that diabetic macular edema can be treated safely and effectively with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapies.
Topical drug improves anti-VEGF effectiveness for retinal vein occlusionNew Ohr Pharmaceuticals formulation of topical squalamine was found to improve anti-VEGF effectiveness for the treatment of retinal vein occlusion.
Combo therapy improves VA in AMD patientsAnti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anto-VEGF) monotherapy is inadequate in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). However, by adding an anti-platelet-derived growth factor (anti-PDGF) drug to the anti-VEGF regimen, treatment is enhanced by preventing the development of fibrosis thus improving visual outcomes, according to Usha Chakravarthy, MBBS, PhD.
Ranibizumab achieves higher BCVA gains for BRVO in COMRADE-BIn this article, Dr Simon Taylor discusses results of the key studies for both the ranibizumab anti-VEGF injection and the dexamethasone implant, including the higher BCVA gains achieved for BRVO with ranibizumab in COMRADE-B.