A retrospective study finds that Avastin is as effective in the treatment of wet macular degeneration as its counterpart, Lucentis. The study also found that fewer Avastin were required compared to Lucentis. Other differences were noted.
Decreased vision can be from advancing retinal disease. It can also be from dry eye. Patients with retinal disease can have dry eye, too, but it may be hard for your doctor to distinguish one from the other.
Getting drugs into the inside of the eye is very hard. Intraocular injections have become an effective way to deliver medications to the inside of the eye and bypass the blood brain barrier to treat retinal disease.