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Selecting the right DME patients for long-term steroidal implantsAn increasing number of treatment options have given patients facing diabetic macular edema (DME) new hope in the face of this chronic, progressive, and blinding disease. Experience and time have shown us there is not a one-size-fits-all solution for patients with DME. To get the results we want, we need to screen our patients and match them with the treatment protocol best suited to their needs.
Long-term efficacy for DME with fewer injections? Yes, please!As a physician passionate about treating and helping patients with retinal disease, I continuously seek out and study new treatment modalities. It can be a very scary time for patients when faced with retinal conditions, such as macular degeneration, retinal detachments, and diabetic macular edema (DME).
Case 1: 58-year-old patient with moderately severe DMERishi Singh, MD, explains a case with a patient with moderately severe DME.
Case 2: Same patient with more severe DME and history of cardiovascular eventsHear about the case, view the slides, and vote on your responses.
Tie2 activator augments anti-VEGF for DMEResults from TIME-2, a phase IIA study, support further development of combination treatment with subcutaneous injection of the Tie2 activator, AKB-9778 (Aerpio Therapeutics), plus intravitreous (IVT) anti-VEGF injection for diabetic macular edema.
DME therapy with plasma kallikrein inhibitor showing promiseResults from a phase I study of KVD001 (KalVista Pharmaceuticals) for the treatment of central involved diabetic macular edema (CIDME) show that this plasma kallikrein inhibitor was well-tolerated, not associated with any ophthalmic or systemic safety signals, and led to fairly long-lasting improvements in visual acuity (VA) and central retinal thickness (CRT) after a single intravitreous injection.
Diabetic retinopathy and macular oedema increase in SpainDiabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular oedema are both increasing in Spain, especially among relatively young people, researchers said.
Latest concepts in steroid therapy for diabetic macular oedemaSteroids are an important second-line treatment for the treatment of diabetic macular oedema. While side effects remain a concern, modern formulations of intravitreal steroid allow the treatment to be tailored to the individual patient.
Steroids may be preferable to anti-VEGF for DME in certain casesTwo-year study results highlight some advantages of steroid treatment for DME.
Investigational pipeline for DME looks promisingPharmacotherapy research for diabetic macular edema is looking at targets other than VEGF inhibition to develop treatments that can be used as standalone intervention or may be complementary to current options.