Macular Degeneration

December 17, 2009

Avastin Steals The Show: Treatment for Wet Macular Degeneration

Avastin is the now the preferred treatment for macular degeneration in many areas. It was discovered as an anti-cancer drug and may also have implications for diabetes.
December 18, 2009

"Cross My Heart, Hope to Die, Stick a Needle in My…"

Avastin, Lucentis and Macugen are effective treatments for wet macular degeneration. I prefer to using Avastin and begin treatment with a series of 3 injections. Other retina specialists practice similarly.
December 23, 2009

New Macular Degeneration Drug on the Horizon

Ophthotec announces potential for new macular degeneration treatment. Their anti-PDGF treatment may be better than anti-VEGF alone.
December 29, 2009

The Risks of Eye Injections

There are risks to every medical procedure. The risks of intravitreal injections are low, but include blindness from infection and possibly retinal detachment. How to safeguard against infection from intraocular injections.