anti-VEGF therapy

Extensive analysis confirms treat-and-extend regimens reliable for AMDIn patients with age-related macular degeneration managed by a treat-and-extend regimen, the visual acuity generally was maintained; lesion reactivation occurred frequently at about eight weeks; and longer induction phases between treatments was associated with worse outcomes.
Vitrectomy offers a viable therapeutic option for DMEMaurice B. Landers III, MD, presents an argument that in an era when pharmacological therapy has become the mainstay for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME), pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) deserves consideration as a reasonable alternative for early DME in appropriate patients.
Systematic review brings awareness to treat-and-extend for AMDA well-known dilemma surrounding AMD is that there lacks a universally accepted treatment regimen with anti-VEGF injections. The balance between optimal visual outcomes and treatment burden has led some specialists to embrace the treat-and-extend regimen over monthly treatments.
Treat-and-extend protocol reduces burden of anti-VEGF treatment for DMEResults of the prospective TREX-DME study provide an evidence base for using a treat-and-extend protocol for administering anti-VEGF injections for eyes with diabetic macular edema.
Data demonstrate real-world benefits of fluocinolone acetonide implantReal-world data on a fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant show sustained benefits of switching to the treatment in pseudophakic eyes that are insufficiently responsive to other therapies.
Algorithms provide guidance for managing RVO-related macular edema
Improving visual function, retinal integrity in DME patient
Improving visual function, retinal integrity in DME patientDiagnosing and treating diabetic macular edema (DME) can pose a challenge for ODs. A. Paul Chous, OD, MA, FAAO, CDE, examines a case of non-center involved DME and the challenges he faced when treating one patient.
Topical squalamine offers novel, promising therapy for nAMD
Using imaging to manage diabetic retinopathy
Using imaging to manage diabetic retinopathyCreating a partnership between the optometrists and retinal practices will enhance the care of patients and serve as a continuing source of education and reference for the OD community. This constant communication will help diabetic patients who are suffering from this multifactorial disease that affects their bodies. DR must be addressed from the optometrist’s point of view, retinal specialist’s point of view, and the primary-care physician’s point of view.
How to diagnose angioid streaks
How to diagnose angioid streaksAngioid streaks are a rare but potentially visually debilitating condition that present a unique challenge to the average eyecare provider. Learning to recognize its clinical presentation is just a start in an often difficult diagnosis to differentiate it from other similar retinal presentations. Ultimately understanding its association with a variety of systemic diseases is essential in successfully identifying and mitigating its link to vision loss.