Guidelines for Treatment Course of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Updated

Daniele Veritti, MD, and Andrea Gabai, MD, recommend guidelines for intravitreal anti-VEGF drug treatment of age-related macular degeneration, according to an OSN Supersite report.

The physicians looked at several clinical trials to create evidence-based guidelines. They found a loading phase of three monthly injections of ranibizumab 0.5 mg, an anti-angiogenic that has been approved to treat ARMD, provided the best improvement in visual acuity. They also found starting treatment within two weeks of diagnosis provided the best outcome, and waiting more than one month to start treatment led to further vision loss.

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