Age-related macular degeneration before and after the era of anti-VEGF drugs

Posted by on May 3, 2016 1:54 am
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In a study of nearly 650 people with the eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD), half still had vision 20/40 or better, typically good enough to drive or to read standard print, after five years of treatment with anti-VEGF drugs that are injected into the eye. The authors of the study say those outcomes would have been unimaginable about 10 years ago, prior to the drugs’ availability.

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